Encore Career

Encore Career

Writing is my ‘encore career’, a phrase I discovered today on a Baby Boomer ‘life transitions’ site. Applause, please, from the audience!!!! I’ve written thousands of clinical reports…and some of them contained fabulous fiction,...
Hyperbolic Discourse

Hyperbolic Discourse

hyperbolic MEANING: adjective: 1. Of or pertaining to hyperbole. 2. Of or pertaining to hyperbola. ETYMOLOGY: From Greek hyperbole (excess), from hyperballein (to exceed), from hyper- + ballein (to throw). Earliest documented use: 1646, 1676. (wow – before there...
Live like a rock star

Live like a rock star

“I am a star!” This statement of self-respect has knocked a few people off their axis. Relatively speaking, I’m thought to be prideful and/or addled by some – I see it in their squinty stink eyes. I do not fit into the more regular shapes of...