Write one piece of encouragement

Write one piece of encouragement
We often find ways to lift other people up. We tell our children how proud we are of them. We say to our significant others “congrats” when they do something great, and we advise our loved ones to never give up and to keep trying when they face failure. How often do we praise ourselves?... Read more »

What’s in a name anyway?

As I was listening to B96 on the radio last week, the hosts Gabe and Nina were talking about names and discussing the most common one in your phone contact list. A brief look at my phone today told me a couple of things. One, I need to delete some old contacts, and two Jennifer/Jenny and... Read more »

What Do You Promise To Do?

What Do You Promise To Do?
What are you doing this weekend? How do you spend your free time? I have time on my hands since I am no longer working two jobs, and I am done taking more college classes, for now. My daughters are grown and are busy with their own lives. I do love reading and watching movies, and... Read more »
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What is 55?

What is 55?
What is the number 55? Is it the number on a jersey or the address of a house? Could it be just a number? Tomorrow I am turning 55 years old, so in this example it is an age, but not just any age. It is how old my father was when he died. He... Read more »

#GoneWalking

#GoneWalking
I love the saying “Gone fishing” since it’s catchy and implies relaxation, so a few days ago I did the hashtag #GoneWalking when I posted a picture of myself walking. I did it again today to remind myself how good it feels to move my body. My friend, Joao, uses the title “Gone Biking” on... Read more »

Review: Darling Grenadine (No spoilers)

Review: Darling Grenadine (No spoilers)
I saw the Play Darling Grenadine at Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre on Sunday. I have been to a couple other plays, courtesy of my youngest daughter, in the past couple of years, however I have not been to this theatre in almost thirty years. It is a theatre-in the-round though so all of the seats were great.... Read more »
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Could you spend two hours alone each week?

Could you spend two hours alone each week?
What if I told you to spend two hours alone and that you had to stay off social media, and no music, no television or movies, no books? How would you spend it? Even though I do not currently have writer’s block, I am always looking for ways to be more creative so when I... Read more »

Just be nice

Just be nice
I ordered a glass of wine and a burger at the bar in Michigan City when I went there to watch the sunset a few weeks ago. I was tired from the drive, hot in the sun and hungry when an older man sat next to me. He ordered a glass of water, and started... Read more »

Review: Dumbo 2019 (No spoilers)

Review: Dumbo 2019 (No spoilers)
I recently rented the new movie Dumbo from the library. It had a big cast and since I never saw it on the big screen, I was excited to watch it. Someone said that I never post a bad review, so here is the first. I was very disappointed in this version of the Disney... Read more »
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A little feedback

A little feedback
I received another rejection for my book Suppression today. Part of the feedback was “I encourage you to develop the world a little more and try showing with dialogue and action, rather than telling with narrative and exposition.” At least she gave me feedback; it’s something to work on. I also attended the Barrington Writer’s... Read more »