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

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Thursday's writing topics:

· Look up what was going on in the world the year you were born, write about how it impacted your parents/family. · Re-imagine a scene from your favorite TV show, or write a brief dialog between two of the characters; i.e., what would Sulu and Ohura say to each other during a coffee break on the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Chickens Come Home to Roost

Just read a short article about Ivanka Trump’s speech before the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo. It seems the room was half empty even though the prime minister was also on the bill. Apparently they didn’t want tips on empowerment from a billionaire’s daughter. Obviously I’m a petty individual... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Nursery Rhyme Time

If wishes were horses, then beggars could ride. If turnips were watches I’d have one by my side. For 2017 you might edit these lines. If wishes were pickup trucks and turnips were the newest model I-phones. Of course the rhythm wouldn’t be perfect pentameter, but you get the drift. Mary Mary, quite... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


I took a book with me to The Center yesterday – it was cold, dreary and all I really wanted to do was crawl back under the covers and enjoy a few more z-z-z’s. Not gonna happen: once I’m up, I’m up. But the dark mornings, the early sunsets, the gloom, and the fact that a deep frost has killed off my... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

My Christmas Wish List

I don’t remember The Donald being a remotely religious individual nor a supporter of conservative Christians. His golden rule is that the guy with the gold makes the rules. Court calendars have been full of litigants charging him as a shifty businessman with a propensity for avoiding his legal... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 30, 2017


Thursday after the write your own story group, I took my paperwork by the Township office and filed the application for a senior exemption on my homeowner’s property tax. The various taxing authorities, city, county, township, the school district, police & fire all take a percentage so in a way I... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 29, 2017


Nicole, my grandson Rich’ s beautiful wife, posted on FB that our Kindergarten student, Kaitlin, who is reading at 2nd grade level, came home from school all fluffed up because teacher didn’t have writing workshop that day as scheduled. So Nicole asked what they do in writing workshop. We learn to... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 28, 2017


Abdel said the story was itching him. He’d been doing some Google research on the history of the Italian Mafia, which he reported had originated in Sicily as a criminal enterprise. In the WYOS group, we had all watched “The Sopranos” on HBO, we’d seen the godfather movies. And in this neck of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 27, 2017


I introduced an idea at the WYOS group – a newsletter style small magazine, produced in-house. The newsletter would carry a small bio of each writer, and one of their stories. I did a preliminary mock-up using one of Word’s templates. Unanimous Yes vote. Each writer will give me their hand-written... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 26, 2017


No two days are alike at the Main Street Center. So Tuesday a new lady came in, all smiles, and printed one name Doniss – pronounced Donesia. I asked if it was her first time at The Center. No, don’t you remember me from Friday? I said I hadn’t been there on Friday, but I would have remembered a... Sign in to see full entry.

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