JUNE 9, 2010 10:21PM

The Games We Played: Kickball

 

Back when my kids were little, two or three times a week, my husband and kids would play soccer. They always wanted  me to go, eventhough they knew I found sports boring.  I'd to watch my kids and husband play  for a minute or two but then lose interest and start readi… Read full post »

JUNE 8, 2010 3:32PM

Get Your Green On

     Remember back in the 70's, when those peace-loving long-haired freaky people hugged trees, sang Seals and Crofts songs to Mother Nature, and said the earth was in grave danger of being over-populated, trashed out and sapped of all it's resources?  Boy us clean-cuts meani… Read full post »

JUNE 6, 2010 11:49PM

Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters


          Children, like dogs, see the world in black and white.  Everything is this or it's that.  It's just simpler that way. For me there were two catgories of girls: Mona Lisas were the girls who formed a secret club of paint by numbers perfe… Read full post »
JUNE 2, 2010 11:18PM

Looking For A Literary Agent ?

Well, the grandbaby got to take two naps today -- and I didn't I'm too tired to write right now, but I did want to pass this along. I found it very helpful.   I hope it is helpful to you too.

http://www.pw.org/content/agents_and_editors_qampa_four_young_literary_agents

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JUNE 1, 2010 3:40PM

New Dance : A Short Poem

parts of me fight, a major battle ensues
for supremacy when I am with you
and when I am not
so sweetly tortured at the
the thought of you and yet
skittish as kitten
when your eyes lock mine

this is a new dance
we are both learning
with each other--- stepping
and mistepping
perhaps we take off passion's shoes
gi… Read full post »

One of my earliest memories of my father is him getting up every morning to "spit shine" his boots.  He was a miltary man.  The Army was his career, he chose it.  Growing up, I never thought that much about him being an Army guy because every kid I knew had an&… Read full post »

MAY 29, 2010 11:49PM

Being Sylvia

My older sister Sylvia has always been an enigma to me.  When I was little, I thought she was magic--blessed with that special grace that causes strangers to turn around and stare.  To me, she was simply perfect.  I could say this was a childhood distortion but it persists in my… Read full post »

         
    There are times in when my writing life becomes a fallow field and when this happens I write about writing--a sacrifice to the liteary gods that they will set me on my truth path again. I'm still waiting. So in the interiRead full post »
MAY 26, 2010 11:43PM

Waiting: A Piece For Scanner

When I read about your loss, I thought of this piece.  I hope it gives you comfort.  
 
      The dog sat behind the door and patiently waited for him to come home.   The dog was old and moved slowly.   He probably was blind but somehow h… Read full post »

MAY 26, 2010 7:28PM

The Funeral

This is a story my mother told me and I wrote in her words.
     My Aunt Josephine's dead body stayed in the living room of our house for three days when I was 11 years old. When I tell people now about this, their eyes get wide in amazment… Read full post »

I just read Joan H's post "I Now Pronounce You Man And Wife"  and it kinda reminded me of my own wedding back in 1981.

 I asked my parents consent to marry an Iranian man during the Hostage crisis. Okay the timing was probably not the best but he was a… Read full post »

MAY 24, 2010 9:02AM

Brady Bunch's Last Vacation

 When my Dad married my Stepmom in 1967, we were the first Brady Bunch. He had four kids, she had two. We even had a maid. Of course this was Ft. Bliss, El Paso--anyone could get a maid for about a dollar a day, practically.

     The first thing my… Read full post »

MAY 23, 2010 11:46PM

Have You Tweeted God Yet?

Yes, there it is. people are now posting their conversations with God on Twitter. Thank you,  Lord for the wonderful sunshine. Thanks for the creation of the Awsome Egg MacMuffin I ate today. God, please let Ghost Whisperer be picked up by ABC.

I guess I shouldn't be so sarcastic but really… Read full post »

Well, it’s American Idol time again, folks. The time when we love to watch our young tender ones crash and burn for America’s entertainment. Where are these kids’ family and friends when they need them most?

    

We’ve been educated to talk to our kids ab… Read full post »

MAY 22, 2010 11:08AM

Going To The Doctor: Repost

I went to the cardiologist the other day and when he listened to my heart he called in his boss and said he wished he had a couple of interns to listen my sonic booming murmur. Kinda reminded me of my childhood so I am reposting this earlier essay.      

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MAY 22, 2010 12:19AM

Finally Watched The Great Gatsby

Now, I've been around a long time and I've always made it a point never to watch the movie, The Great Gatsby. Not because I don't like Robert Redford, I do. It's just whenever I saw a clip of the film, it looked like the most boring movie ever made: Mia… Read full post »
MAY 21, 2010 4:58PM

Why Am I Writing This Blog

Truth is I have to write. Like Stephen King, if I don't write, I get a slight uneasiness and soon I get confused and think I should be doing something else like studying to be a dental assistant.

If the not writing thing goes on to long, I get depressed and… Read full post »