Life in the fast lane--where's the on ramp?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Some of the new stuff from WTZ...

fyi -- Joe Alvarez has not returned from Fairfax, VA, “the belly of the beast” where Albeit’s CEO (Matt Nichols) gave him a personal tour of the facility and an overview of the defense contractor’s power and mission. What he learned scared hell out of Joe. He disappears after George Finn, security... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Waking the Zombies...

Last year's NaNo effort was a sequel to the book that bloomed in '07. It's better than the first, more developed, but I've been kind of walking wounded, creatively. As I got started on the editing-revising process I ran into my old friend Ms. Block. Writer's Block. The story just curled up in fetal... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Something Elinjo said made me think of this...

I wrote it in the busy days, when the kids were little and the chores endless. JUST SITTING... When the time has come as the earth rolls on through cosmic dust and endless space, for me to leave the busyness of life for a solitary resting place, just leave my bones beneath a tree out in the open,... Sign in to see full entry.

Response to a response...

For Johnmacnab, who asked what is an Octomom or Gosselin... Jon Gosselin is the bitter half of the TV show "Jon & Kate plus Eight." They have twins and sextuplets. A camera crew follows them around for a "reality" show. Recently Jon has admitted having an affair, acted rudely toward his spouse, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My sister's birthday is next Monday...

Hers is just about a month after mine. She's had a hard time being the younger sis. She's had to suffer comparisons three years behind me in school, with teachers who remembered her older sibling. Worse, they made comparisons aloud and in front of the class. I was something of a pleaser, loved... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fruitful and Multiplied

Apparently the "Octomom" has a crush on Jon Gosselin. I saw the headline on my way here, and didn't have the heart to read the media fluff someone was crazy enough to report. Cheez, Louise! I am gamflasted, confused and dumfounded. Nonplussed. Maybe even freaked out. Just to keep up with current... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 19, 2009

One Sunny Day...

I used to live in a historic neighborhood -- didn't know it was so significant at the time -- but it now I believe it was unique. About 120 years ago -- 1889 or 1890 -- a businessman named N. O. Nelson decided to build a manufacturing plant just outside of town. His idea was that the company would... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sometimes we're confused...

We just stumble along with our griefs and cares and don't have a clue. And then one day we see that, compared to some people, we've been pretty lucky. We realize all the stupid things we worried about never happened, it was something totally unexpected that came up and whapped us in the back of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bored? Looking for something just a bit different?

Have I got a book for you! It's War Dances, a collection of short stories by Sherman Alexie, winner of the National Book Award. Now, before I go further, you should know when it comes to "The Sherm" I am a fan. I love what he's written, from his first major book -- The Lone Ranger and Tonto... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Writing group, schmighting group!

Now, I'm not saying my little "Circus" story is untouchable, that it doesn't need some work. Every time I read over my little story I change something. But at the Write Place meeting last night, I had what can only be called a comeuppance... A., the retired English teacher, got stuck first paragraph... Sign in to see full entry.

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