Daily Prompt: “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” — Gertrude Stein Do you agree? I think how one defines common sense will help determine a yes or no answer to this question. Common sense could be what we have all been trained to think is common sense; therefore, … More Information overload?
As a young child and into my teens, I consistently wrote letters to my grandmother. She lived a few states away and our families only came together for Christmas and summer vacation, but we were always communicating. Writing thank you notes and life updates to her were never a chore. When I think of writing … More A life in letters.
Chik, chuk, chik, chuk; the hazards beat a dull heart. We line the cars up along the sepia-tinted streets of my childhood. There are flags trembling, a light drizzle. I am alone in my car, waving to my best friend just ahead. It is a parade, a homecoming, a funeral. “Homecoming” by Jen Groeber: Mama Art … More Fifty Word Inspiration
Joe works for the CIA. He works in a cubicle with hundreds of other neckties. They work the daily shuffle of papers, the usual spying on foreign leaders, and currently, the Watergate mess that was about to embarrass the lot of them. These men started early and stayed late. There was little time for sleep … More How Coffee Became a Morning Addiction (A creation myth.)
How was it going to go this time? Was he going to look away the entire time again? Was his attorney going to be a complete ass again? I had been uptight all day knowing that we would have to meet again in court. It had been four years since my ex, his attorney, and … More Could the real me, please stand up?
My son had an interesting day at school yesterday. He told me he learned that marriages have a higher percentage of being happy when the woman stays at home and the man goes to work. They are happier because they each have defined roles and this causes less arguing. Having a defined person in charge … More Resurrecting the stay-at-home mom? (A Lost Art, Writing Challenge)
“A Pulitzer-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece – about you. What are the three questions you really hope she doesn’t ask you?” 1. Why do you choose to stay in a relationship that you have clearly stated you’re unhappy in? 2. You seem to have clear beliefs on living life, do you think you follow those … More Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies.
The Top Five of what makes me happy. The latest Weekly Challenge is list writing. A great idea that I thought would come fairly easy. I had quite a few ideas, but when I started, my lists were fizzling out by number three or they just felt forced. Not a good sign; however, one thing … More What makes you happy?
My neighborhood block has untold stories. Maybe this was really one of them… We were probably going to have to cut it down. The roots were pushing up the land and making it difficult to cultivate. My father said it would make for good firewood in the winter, but he knew my connection and would … More The Oak Tree (Blog Your Block Writing Challenge)
Creating a setting from a different time or place that is unfamiliar to me, is not called a challenge for nothin’. Here goes somethin’… I was moving slow today. Actually, everything seemed to be in slow motion. I felt a hyper-awareness to my surroundings. While walking to the diner, I was aware of each foot … More The Wait. (Weekly Writing Challenge: The Setting’s the Thing)