Posts in category "mumbo jumbo"

Enough with the mumbling: 4 things I learned about premature hearing loss

Enough with the mumbling: 4 things I learned about premature hearing loss
So, I got some hearing aids today. Not a sentence I thought I’d type in at least another 10 years, if ever. I’m not sure what finally drove me to make the appointment with the ENT. Maybe I finally had enough of uttering, “Say that again?” repeatedly at work, or of telling my kids that... Read more »

This is the good that libraries do

This is the good that libraries do
If any one person could use a trip to the library, that person would be President Dunderhead. Of course. (Psst, Donald. There are entire sections dedicated to historical perspective on the Civil War.) But enough about him. I’m focusing on a bit of good news today. There’s not much our Congress has done right lately.... Read more »

Confidence in Character

Confidence in Character
If you were a character in a novel, what adjectives would proceed your introduction? My blogging group’s monthly “Write for writing’s sake and do it an hour” prompt asked us to describe the role confidence, or lack thereof, has played in our lives. The challenge here is two-fold. First, I needed to decide if I... Read more »
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This dog is not for sale.

This dog is not for sale.
It’s Gus the Trump Therapy Dog’s third birthday. I know you would like this dog, but he is not for sale. Four months in from experiencing a bout of temporary insanity, I can tell you that Gus is a handful. Twice the size of what the house can handle, he’s been nicknamed everything from a... Read more »

Journal, Schmournal: What a girl would give for her diaries

Journal, Schmournal: What a girl would give for her diaries
“How am I supposed to pick a single one?” That was the first thought racing through my head when our blogging community moderator asked us to blog tonight about a book or publication that is special to us or has made a big impact on our lives. Are you kidding me? Where do I start?... Read more »

This Guy Gets Me: Books for Living by Will Schwalbe

This Guy Gets Me: Books for Living by Will Schwalbe
A book about books. That’s my kind of read. And as soon as I finished “Books for Living” I pestered a local library to help set up an interview, because after all, Will Schwalbe is my brother from another mother. I love Schwalbe’s outlook and this book about books for so many reasons, but mostly... Read more »
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Maturity, Schmaturity: A New Kind of Grown Up

When was the first time you felt like a grown up? As my blogging group mulls over this question as part of our monthly writing meet-up, I can’t help but laugh at the coincidence in this Seinfeld episode that aired earlier tonight: I suspect for a lot of people, that moment of feeling like we’ve... Read more »

Litzy's 2016 Book List

Litzy's 2016 Book List
For a year that’s been one most would like to forget, I gotta admit — it was a pretty fantastic year for my bookshelf. Ideally, I’d have put my nose in a book more often. I say that every year. But with the Olympics, THE CUBS, the election, the aftermath and the dog I adopted,... Read more »

Trump won. I adopted a dog.

Trump won. I adopted a dog.
Sometimes, life is all about those hard turns. I am, by nature, a little impulsive. (Cue my husband, cheering wildly, “She admits it! SHE ADMITS IT!”) Yeah, whatever, pfft. One of those impulsive moves was to agree to marry him when I was still a baby. You’re welcome. So, when blindsided by Trump’s win almost... Read more »
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2016 Banned Books Week is Here!

2016 Banned Books Week is Here!
Merry Christmas, all you literary deviants. 2016 Banned Books Week kicks off today and runs through October 1—plenty of time to pick up something perfectly subversive and read … In public; In private; To kids; and to adults. Need a few suggestions? Try some Judy Blume, John Green. J.K. Rowling. The Bible. I’ve written before... Read more »