Writing

G is for GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLSSSS!

Gotta have ’em. Unfortunately, I’m not terribly good at reaching them. My initial enthusiasm soon gives way to …meh… Although I seem to be doing pretty well at this blog challenge, maybe in part because of my interest in reinvigorating this blog that I have allowed to go fallow. Maybe because daily posting has made […]

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C is for Creativity

C is for Creativity

Creativity intimidates people. They treat it like some mystical, esoteric elixir bestowed upon us grudgingly  by some penurious muse — the purview of artists and writers alone. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Creativity is everywhere and within reach of everyone. A dad who finds a way to coax a reluctant child to sleep. […]

It’s April. Time for Writeapalooza

There are a couple of writing challenges that begin in April. One of them is Camp NaNoWriMo. This is part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) , also known as “let’s try to write an entire novel during the business month of the year for everyone who is not an accountant.” Think about it. People are […]

The Trouble With Writing in Coffee Shops

I love to write in coffee shops. It frees me of the usual distractions from things I could be doing instead, television shows that split my attention and bouncing among a thousand browsers. So I grabbed a big cappuccino: And a tiny little cinnamon roll: Sometimes I write rough drafts longhand  to further minimize distractions, […]

The League of Extraordinary Gentlepersons

The League of Extraordinary Gentlepersons.

I Love My Twenty Dollar Target Man Bag

I stumbled across this at Target a few months back and I’ve been carrying it ever since. I devote entirely too much time to finding the perfect bag. I don’t buy expensive bags or designer labels. I don’t think I’ve broken the fifty dollar mark, but I’m always on the hunt. The perfect bag for […]

I Woke Up at North Dakota This Morning

I Woke Up at North Dakota This Morning.

Giving the People What They Want: Hemingway, Fitzgerald

I’m not sure when my blog became the go-to for 1920s era American expatriate writers, but it’s kind of funny. I love to look in from time to time on what brings people to my blog. What searches lead people to your blog?

What if Spenser the Dog was on Pretty Little Liars?

I just noticed that the show Pretty Little Liars has a character named Spencer Hastings and I was wondering how my dog Spenser would fare in the role: I don’t know, Spenser. Fluffy toy maybe? Aw, Spenser! You have it pretty cushy here, don’t you? Her name is Lexi, and she is a guest. Spare […]

Honey, Reddit Blew Up My Blog

I don’t usually bother checking my blog stats on my WordPress App on days when I haven’t even posted a new entry, but my email was blowing up with new subscribers, links and comments, so I checked it out: Yes, those are real stats. This little stream of consciousness blog, which averages maybe 50-100 visits per […]