Under Construction Indefinitely

Under Construction Indefinitely

My orthopedist chuckled when I uttered the phrase that serves as the title of this post. That day I was in his office to get cortisone shots, rather than surgery, as a reward for my steadfast efforts to prolong the capabilities required for daily life: walking,...
Dining with Excellence and Flair

Dining with Excellence and Flair

Question: “If you could have dinner with any person, who would it be?” Aristotle, Socrates or Plato? Thomas Jefferson or Ben Franklin or both? I might choose Paul McCartney or Brad Pitt, though I’d likely be tongue-tied when seated across from...
A Reading Rainbow of Quotes

A Reading Rainbow of Quotes

You and I don’t need reasons to read, do we? We don’t need motivational quotes either. But here are a few I relish – what might you add to the list? What I love most about reading: It gives you the ability to reach higher ground. And keep climbing.”...
I am a Tangent Ninja

I am a Tangent Ninja

tangent – noun: 1. A line of thought or action that diverges from the main topic or course. 2. A line that touches a curve or a surface at one point but doesn’t cross it. adjective: 1. Straying from the main topic. 2. Touching a curve or a surface at one point...
And the Beats Go On…

And the Beats Go On…

    One of the ways you can write a novel is to use the inspiration provided by the idea of beats, parts of a chapter, which can inspire variety within your writing. I certainly don’t want to be confined by rules, but I do look for ideas constantly. After...
Goofy is Good.

Goofy is Good.

‘The dog is created especially for children. He is the god of frolic.’  -Henry Ward Beecher I like this quote. It’s apt for our dog, Sparky, whose name implies who he is. He has a joyful personality, which aligns with my paradigm for life: peace and...