Learn Something New

Learn Something New

New Year’s Resolutions – Do you make them? Do you break them within thirty days and return to your cocoon? Or, do you become a busy spider, eager to weave a web to catch new tidbits and things? As you may know, music stirs my soul and keeps me vibrant and...
Happy Post-Holiday shopping

Happy Post-Holiday shopping

Whether at a mall, specialty shop, or online, the post-Christmas sales are sublime. Just as an avid fisherman might post a “gone fishing” sign, this blog reveals my preoccupation with shopping rather than word-smithing. With cash in my pocket, a Starbucks...
Wiseacre-age versus Dotage

Wiseacre-age versus Dotage

I’ve attended a multitude of holiday events and a couple of them were populated by old people. You might mingle among them, too. And, so help me, I hope you’re not one of them. Old people are fussy, forever looking backways to the good old days while...
Listening is not a spectator sport

Listening is not a spectator sport

Houseguests. Like regrets, we’ve had a few… too many. So many that the accumulative time exceeds three years since we moved to CA. in 1979. There’s a near-universal theme to the visits in the past dozen years: the guests expect that we will squire...
Holiday Writing…

Holiday Writing…

Are you ready for 2022 to end? Whether you are or are not, it’s holiday time! Consider this question before you auld lang zine: Are the holidays a time to catch up or fall behind on writer goals? My one and only seasonal writer goal is to complete the holiday...