Books, Writing

That “Other Stuff” We Learn from Books…

 (Here's a post from the archives that I thought was appropriate for this holiday week.  Happy Monday, all!) Recently, my four kids and I were on a forty-five minute jaunt up to my sister's place for a visit. It had been a peaceful trip -- no arguing about what music to play, no incessant poking, no -- I'm not whining!  You… Continue reading That “Other Stuff” We Learn from Books…

Writing

Well, Hello There, Monday. Prepare to be Dominated!

Another weekend has ended. Bleary-eyed and fog-laden you creep downstairs to confront the day. You're not ready. You'll never be ready. You curse the day's very existence. Often, Monday ends up being about as pointless as Jerry Springer's, Final Thoughts. True productivity doesn't kick in until sometime around Wednesday afternoon. And, life is even busier right… Continue reading Well, Hello There, Monday. Prepare to be Dominated!

Writing

Early Morning Thoughts on Black Friday

  Ahhh...Thanksgiving was lovely. Thank goodness for elastic waistbands. ACK! Less than a month until Christmas! Ugh...wine headache. I wonder if I should start making my holiday gift list?  (Curses on all those people who are done shopping.  Curses, I say!) Must finish NaNoWriMo...or, maybe I'll start re-reading the Harry Potter books, instead. So glad we have some… Continue reading Early Morning Thoughts on Black Friday