Productive Procrastination

Productive Procrastination

Ah, spring cleaning! An annual ritual modeled by my mom. She’d wash the walls (!), launder the curtains and then hang them on the clothesline, and clear every cupboard in the house. Psst…I’ve never done any of those things because, as a working...
Season your writing with a dash –

Season your writing with a dash –

Writers are well-advised to spice up their writing to immerse a reader in their story, to make it compelling, sexy, and enticing. A dash of this and a dash of that, such as these diverse dashes that are often confused. The Em Dash (—) Em dashes get their name from...
Let the Good Times Roll

Let the Good Times Roll

It’s the best of times; it’s the worst of times. What are your writer highs (the good times)? And what are your writer lows (the blues)? Hey, IWSG members – are you willing to share? Last week embodied the worst of times for an active blogger like...
Wife as Golden Retriever

Wife as Golden Retriever

I’ve desired a pet – specifically a Golden Retriever – for decades, but my husband persistently resists. “We’re gone too much,” he states. (we do travel a lot, but kennels exist) “I’d likely have to feed and walk it...
6 Coincidences – Science or Supernatural?

6 Coincidences – Science or Supernatural?

In their 1989 paper “Methods for Studying Coincidences,” math professors Persi Diaconis and Frederick Mosteller defined a coincidence as a “surprising concurrence of events, perceived as meaningfully related, with no apparent causal...
Shop-a-holic

Shop-a-holic

According to the paper, people are abandoning online shopping to return to malls and brick-and-mortar stores. “Not I”, said the Amazon addict aka PJC. Amazon aligns with my impulsive nature and, with the correct keywords, I find almost any items I want, er...