These days, I hope the only superstition that writers stick to is finding a place with uninterrupted WiFi, a laptop that won’t suddenly commit seppuku, and a steady supply of coffee or other liquid fuels. In fact, I am writing this right now in such a place and my luck is holding. Knock on wood. Continue reading “Writer’s Superstitions”
This month is the month of my birth, the beginning of the school year for so many, and has always seemed like the start of a new year to me. I have been the center of my universe for a long time and it’s hard for me to change perspective. And that’s not a bad word to use for the month. Continue reading “Word of the Month for September”
I take one Sunday every month to discuss health topic for writers. I thought I had found the best possible diet when I stopped eating beef and pork. It did work for a while, but I still need to get a handle on carbs. I thought I was keeping myself in good shape by walking every day. Sure, it helps, but it’s not gonna let me drop the pounds I need to shed. Continue reading “In the Swim”
The first week of July has passed. I have written some on my work in progress. I am under-motivated due to the heat and the sick dog and the general stuff I need to do but never see to get to. Argh. So I have begun some affirmations and meditations which some people call prayer. Whatever works, I hope you will find something of worth in this spirit-lifting recital. Continue reading “A Writer’s Prayer”
“I do declare,” said Scarlet O’Hara of Tara. And then she went on to say things that no one remembers, but everyone remembers “I do declare!” Having just slipped past Independence Day, I thought I would delve into the word, Declaration. Continue reading “July Word of the Month: Declaration”
As a child, I attended Catholic school. One of the nuns who taught me said we should never participate in April Fool’s pranks because the Romans started it when they made fun of Jesus on his way to the cross. I took it as true in those days, but recently I thought maybe I should check it out. Did Snopes go back that far? Continue reading “April Fool’s History”
Looking back at 2017, the word muddle came instantly to mind. From Dictionary.com:
verb (used with object), muddled, muddling.
1. to mix up in a confused or bungling manner; jumble.
2. to cause to become mentally confused.
3. to cause to become confused or stupid with or as if with an intoxicating drink.
4. to make muddy or turbid, as water. Continue reading “January Word of the Month — Muddle”