Off-Topic Tuesday, Writing

Can the Applause for Accomplishments-Based-On-Age Please Stop Being a Thing?

Family photo created by rawpixel.com - http://www.freepik.com I am no longer 21. Or 31. Beyond that, I don’t wish to get into specifics – in my dreams I haven’t changed much since high school (maturity-wise), and I’d like to keep it that way. The world is still mine for the taking! There are Olympic sports… Continue reading Can the Applause for Accomplishments-Based-On-Age Please Stop Being a Thing?

Thinking-About Thursday, Writing

Where a Visit from a Police Officer Demonstrates a Thing or Two About “Presentation”

Photo by Jessica Lewis on Pexels.com Boom Boom Boom The knocking started at 8:30 AM on a muggy-muck Wednesday a couple of weeks ago. Unaccustomed to early-morning visitors (or, any visitors...ever), I half-jogged towards the noise, spying the uniform through the window: navy, crisp, foreboding. My heart rate increased to a hummingbird’s. As I opened… Continue reading Where a Visit from a Police Officer Demonstrates a Thing or Two About “Presentation”

Mind-Wandering Wednesday

Some Semi-Rational Thoughts from the Parent Saying Goodbye

My oldest child is leaving today. Again. This time it's to begin orientation for graduate school about 2.5 hours away. Not bad at all, considering she just returned from a year-long internship in Cairo (the Egypt one). And, prior to that had spent a semester in Tasmania (the Australia one). Which were all supplemental experiences… Continue reading Some Semi-Rational Thoughts from the Parent Saying Goodbye

Writing

Applying Scrabble Strategy to Life (or, a Time to Gloat)

  My husband and I have been playing Scrabble since our high school courtin' days.  He's the "Numbers Guy," and I'm (supposedly) the "Words Girl."  Guess who wins at Scrabble almost every time?  I'll give you a hint -- it's not me.     But, I've learned exactly why I come out behind -- lack of strategy.  I'm usually the over-eager player who puts down any word that appears… Continue reading Applying Scrabble Strategy to Life (or, a Time to Gloat)