What It’s About

Do you want to be famous? I don't. ( So far, that's working out for me!) Allow me to elaborate, and, probably digress. When I was nineteen years old, hammering away on my first typewriter, I entered a poetry contest, from an ad in the local paper. I received an "Honorable Mention" "award", and an... Continue Reading →

Ballroom Blitz, Keep Calm

Photo of a woman drinking tea after a bombing raid in London during the Blitz (no copyright infringement intended.) Link.ย  Yesterday, (when I started writing this),I purposely, and purposefully, sequestered myself from all "news" related items until the early evening. While tending to a few chores, I decided to turn on the television. About twenty... Continue Reading →

The People in The Towns…

Because, throughout the world, the needs, and wants, of the people in the towns and the suburbs, are not the same as those of the people in the cities.... "One illustration of this cultural divide is that most modern, progressive social movements and protests are quickly endorsed by celebrities, actors, the media and the intellectuals.... Continue Reading →

Enjoy Every Good Thing

Okay, two weeks into the new year, I have deleted my twitter account and, I won't be back on there. I was trying to think of it as a "necessary evil," but the truth is, it isn't necessary. It is the Tower of Babel. The more I thought about it, the more I realized it... Continue Reading →

AMC’s The Walking Dead

If you've never seen AMC's post apocalyptic series "The Walking Dead", and you think you might want to check it out but, you don't want to know anything that's going to happen on that show, STOP reading this post right here. I'm going to speak freely about this television program as one who is completely... Continue Reading →

Food for Thought

Not quite an aside, though this sounds plain enough, I don't want it to sound terse, if you don't like something, don't read it. Don't watch it. Don't eat it. Don't drink it. Don't ingest it. If you don't like something, do not partake of it. The other day I picked up a book to... Continue Reading →

Can You Hear the Quiet?

I've been doing some serious thinking about the world lately. Can you hear the quiet? This serious thinking isn't a new thing for me. This bout of thinking began with the drug induced suicide of a rock star. I'm referring to it as drug induced because we'll never really know and the fact is that... Continue Reading →

It Is Still Beautiful. Chris Cornell.

Grunge is the music that my generation created, whether the label of "grunge" is one that was met with approval or acceptance or not. Passionately philosophically divested in many ways from the heavy metal and "pretty" hair bands and glam bands of the heyday of "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" of previous generations, the... Continue Reading →

Why I Write Fiction

Sometime last winter, I posted on a temporary page that I had going on that I was going to write this particular thing, and then I was going to write that thing, and then I was going to write this other thing. Then I looked at it and I thought, but, I don't do that,... Continue Reading →

An Unraveled Hem, Joan Didion

I've kept some kind of a notebook, or journal, since junior high. Thankfully, the majority of them have gone the way of the wind. I suppose that's a nice way of saying that I destroyed them at one time or another. I recall erasing every word one January, in some other life a million years... Continue Reading →

Pull Together America

So, it has only been a week since I posted anything, it's felt like longer. Today President Trump signed an executive order the gist of which is that the Dakota Access Pipeline is going through. My opinion, I continue to think that it would be smarter to re-route the pipeline. However, here is where it's... Continue Reading →

Intellectual De-Evolution or a Cultural Cycle?

SO... Second episode of Wayward Pines, season two... Blood Harvest... The youth leader Carrie utters the line... "Our lives are more important than his arrogant." My thought... "arrogance." Incorrect usage of the word, wrong form. The line should have been... "Our lives are more important than his arrogance." What I think is, how many people... Continue Reading →

Shakespeare, Darlings…

It's Shakespeare, darlings, try not to screw it up. Several years ago I went on a trip with my husband and there was this guy walking around wearing a red and white t-shirt with a picture of Shakespeare on it and the caption read, "This shit writes itself." For some reason at that very moment... Continue Reading →

The Latest Fashion.

  "For an artist virtue can be deadly. The urge toward respectability and maturity can be stultifying even fatal. We strive to be good, to be nice, to be of service, of the world. But what we really want is to be left alone. When we cannot get others to leave us alone, we eventually... Continue Reading →

Unlimited

Unlimited You know what a woman wants? A badass son of a bitch who can make the trip and still treat her like the most precious being on the planet. A man whoโ€™s really a gentleman, even if sometimes she doesnโ€™t act like much of a lady. She wants a proper rescue. She wants gallantry... Continue Reading →

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