Just like the streaking lights of a meteor shower, our time with our kids is fleeting, brightening our little corner of the world for a brief moment before spreading out into the universe.
Today is DAY 1 of working from home, something that many in the country have been doing for a week now, some even longer. I have been awake for approximately thirty minutes and already I feel disoriented as chaos spills in upon what is usually my “quiet time.” The two college students, who are now… Continue reading Society Disrupted
I love to write! I have been writing stories for as long as I can remember. It frees me to be the hero I am not. To go on adventures, get the guy, fight the villain, and make the difference. I can be the underdog that rises above it all to come out victorious, or… Continue reading Do What You Love!
I used to love the holidays. It was magical and exciting. Now….now I find they are this strange production that takes a feat of strength and determination to organize and survive. However, when Christmas morning arrives, I find that I am still as giddy as a little child despite all the things I didn’t get… Continue reading What Can I give?
Turkey Hands. Every child has made one. A crafty tradition sent down through the ages. I have fond memories of coloring my “feathers” in red, yellow and orange, always thinking it a work of art that I couldn’t wait to share with my mom. Later, I would receive my own turkey hands. They would go… Continue reading Turkey Hands
First, let me preface this segment by explaining what it's about. When I was about 12/13 I discovered such magazines as BOP! and Teen Magazine and there the idea of becoming a writer germinated. I have scrapbooks filled with “articles” I wrote, interviewing my favorite actors, giving stats, and revealing interesting pictures. However, being a… Continue reading Journey of a Writer
Several times a year we make the drive from Princeton, West Virginia to Kutztown, Pennsylvania to visit my daughter who is attending university there. On the drive we pass an interesting looking building off the side of I-78 declaring it to be Roadside America location of the “world’s greatest indoor miniature village.” Every trip I… Continue reading Roadside America the World’s Greatest Miniature Village
Timothy Mooney is engagingly entertaining in his one man show, Lot O’ Shakespeare. Timothy has taken it upon himself to memorize a monologue from 44 of Shakespeare’s works, including six sonnets, performing them at random through the aid of IAGO (Bingo) balls. During the interactive show the audience plays along with their IAGO cards allowing… Continue reading Lot o’ Shakespeare
Tomorrow is the first day of school for our county and I find myself moving towards it with a sense of sad trepidation. My son is a junior in high school this year. My baby boy, the last one. It has been 16 years since I had to take just one child to school. SIXTEEN… Continue reading Bye-Bye Birdie
Today ends my social media challenge. Though I would like to say that I will not be returning to such time wasting tools such as Facebook, the truth is, I missed it. I missed seeing pictures of my friends’ kids and hearing about the quirky day that my various family members had. In such a… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE (conclusion)