Like Eating Grass

I thought everyone with kids knew what the word nummy meant. I was wrong. During my time working in a self-contained special-needs schoolroom, I learned how wrong I’d been. More than one of the kids…

The Real Reason I Write

Do you know what I love about writing? Let me explain it to you. During the process of writing, I’m in charge of what hits the paper. I control everything. It’s a like playing God….

Am I Successful

Have you ever had a week where nothing at all went wrong? I’ve had them. This was not one of them. I don’t want to enumerate. It would be depressing for me, maybe you. Let…

What Did That Old Guy Say?

One of the biggest tragedies in life happens all the time. I was guilty of it, as is most every person in our culture. It is keeping the barrier between the generations going. I only…

Why edit?

Here’s to editors! I know a lot of writers who would rather have their gums scraped than have an editor touch their work. To them, it’s a violation. While I respect my writer friends’ opinion,…

Family Rules

Family rules I know it’s been a while since I posted anything on my blog. The truth is I have tried to jot a few things down, but each time I could tell it was…

It’s High Time!

Thinking outside of the box is a phrase that means we shouldn’t always use the old braincase in the same, tired ways. Why limit the way we work our noggins? Am I right in thinking…

Imagination

Wow! It’s silent in the house right now. Bare minutes ago there were dogs barking, a couple of kids fencing, and a whole lot of nonsensical screaming. Actually, the dogs were warning all of us…

Reading is the best thing. Right?

Everyone likes to read. Right? I mean reading is the best thing, right? Well honestly I can think of a couple of things that are better, but they normally take less time. At least for…

Is it dangerous?

Holy smokes! This house is confusing today. There are lap dogs running around yapping, and then there are babies leading the older girls around with leashes tied to their waist. I guess they are trying…