Aristocrats, Vagabonds, and Clowns

Aristocrats, Vagabonds, and Clowns

Aristocrats, vagabonds, and clowns… does this describe your passel of friends, foes, and family? Have you been able to see, hug, and hold them close yet? After the protracted pause our lives endured across the nation, the friendly skies (whose airline slogan is...
5 tips to Keep Yourself Mentally Fit

5 tips to Keep Yourself Mentally Fit

A major question among my Baby Boomer peers is, “How can I reduce my risk of cognitive impairment (aka Old Timers’ Disease)? Unfortunately, there’s no magic pill that can prevent memory loss, ward off cognitive decline, or keep us young and healthy...
HOW LONG DOES MEMORY LAST?

HOW LONG DOES MEMORY LAST?

A few nights ago, a firetruck with its four-man firefighter crew, followed by a silent ambulance, entered our quiet cul-de-sac just after 10:00 p.m. There was no siren to disturb the peace just the burble of bright and winking lights that slipped between the shutters’...
A Blast from the Past: The Skunk Scene

A Blast from the Past: The Skunk Scene

Dog Skunk Scene from The Winner’s Circle An hour later, Jackie finished packing her bags. Three suitcases and a plastic garment bag filled with her friend-of-the- bride gown and new full-length fur. She played with the zippers a few moments, feeling like a carefree,...
Sleep Plotting, a go-to author tool

Sleep Plotting, a go-to author tool

I get stuck occasionally on where a novel should go next. That’s writers block, some folks say. It happened often during our protracted quarantine, so I switched to short stories as my writing venue. This created a treasure trove of short stories, so that...