Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com The offices were three rented rooms in a mid-rise building, the artwork on the walls cheap, the furniture nondescript. I was asked the usual "Where do you see yourself in 5 years" type questions, and then told, "We have quite a few people applying for a limited number of … Continue reading My Worst Job Interview
Photo by Matthias Cooper on Pexels.com I think by the time you reach a certain age, you've had a few close calls with death. The first time I brushed past the Grim Reaper was when I was about seven. It was summer time and my day care center had bused us all to the community … Continue reading The Deep End
Photo by Skyler Ewing on Pexels.com We don't use our front yard very much. We're pretty private, unfriendly people and we prefer our fenced-in backyard where we can be outside and not have to see or talk to anyone. Consequently, the local wildlife prefer the front yard. Last month a robin built her nest under … Continue reading City Wildlife
Photo by Sam Kolder on Pexels.com Sometimes weird stuff just happens to you, you know? Here's some weird things I can think of off the top of my head: A couple years ago, I was sitting on a hill eating lunch with my family and we got to talking about four-leaf-clovers. I said, "You know, I have … Continue reading Happenings
Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com When I started college, I knew exactly what I wanted to be: a teacher. I wanted to be a teacher for many years, all the way up until I actually did some teaching. Learning about how to teach did not prepare me at all for life on the other … Continue reading Another Story about Student Teaching
Photo by Jacqueline Smith on Pexels.com In the last three weeks, I have read three books by three famous authors, and all three were very disappointing. The last one, in fact, disappointed me so much that after I read the last page, I stood up and chunked it across the room. Before the bibliophiles hunt … Continue reading On Writing: Lousy Finds from an LFL
Photo by samer daboul on Pexels.com With the foreseeable forecast being nothing but rain, rain, storms, and rain, I think I'll take some time to reflect upon all the things in life that bring me joy. Things like: When my feet stick to the tub when I first get in the shower, and then I … Continue reading Channeling Julie Andrews
On Writing: Questions to ask yourself.
Tell The Truth To Yourself, Not To Me
(The image tells us that he’s a developer. But let’s assume he’s a writer.)
I’m going to ask you this one question: Is writing authentically your passion?
Long ago, I was in doubt. Is writing actually my dream? Is it what I genuinely love and relish doing?
is it just something else? The fame, the money, the approval? Are these
things luring me towards writing or is writing luring me towards
What is it? Still a hidden truth.
Till now, I’ve come to the conclusion that I love writing. Even more than that, I love to express.
I like talking to people, interacting with them and sharing my thoughts. And writing seems to be a good medium for that.
writing itself is an art that I enjoy. Playing and juggling around with
words is fun! Only a true…
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Photo by Austin on Pexels.com Back in 2017, I became involved in a project called the Collaborative Writing Challenge. This organization published seven collaboratively-written novels in various genres. (You can find the novel I worked on HERE.) While I have to admit the story itself didn't turn out to be the greatest (it's hard to … Continue reading Absidy by Accident – a writing prompt for Romance
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com It's Friday night and I have had a very productive, very looong week. The last thing on my ToDo list was to write something for this blog, and then I'd be free to lounge on the couch while eating something I didn't need to eat and watching something I'd seen … Continue reading Just One More Thing…