Memory: Trick or Treat for UNICEF

When I was living in my first apartment, going to the laundromat was a new experience. There was always a very young girl there, seven or eight years old at the most, who begged for quarters for the machines. (Yes, back then, the washers and dryers took quarters. ) She had short, mousy brown hair, … Continue reading Memory: Trick or Treat for UNICEF

Musing: A Story I Heard

I heard the following story from someone I believe. My source went to Great Britain for her semester abroad. One of her classmates had a prosthetic leg.  This person was a bit of a jerk. Young. Immature.  When it came time to go through the metal detector at the airport, he never said a word. … Continue reading Musing: A Story I Heard

Thursday Thought-Self Help: Dear Writer, You Need to Quit

Dear Writer, You Need to Quit  by Becca Syme is not a book about writing. Instead, the book is a manual for writers. Syme, who is a Gallup certified Clifton Strengths coach, has focused her training on helping authors. The individuals creating the books. The key word is individual. One size fits all is a … Continue reading Thursday Thought-Self Help: Dear Writer, You Need to Quit

MJ Monday-Meals: Potato Pie with Hamburg Gravy

Every year, my mom makes a birthday dinner for each one of us. This year, I requested something different. Something from my childhood. Comfort food. Except my mom couldn't remember how to make it, even though it was a regular meal at our house while I was growing up: Potato Pie with Hamburg Gravy. Please … Continue reading MJ Monday-Meals: Potato Pie with Hamburg Gravy

MJ’s Musings: SEP-Nobody’s Baby But Mine

Nobody's Baby But Mine is a little creepy in that there is a slight stalker element. The heroine wants a dumb man to father a child for her, so she sets her sights on a football quarterback who says "ain't" in a southern drawl and makes assumptions. Bad assumptions, all the way around.  The hero … Continue reading MJ’s Musings: SEP-Nobody’s Baby But Mine