Information overload?

Daily Prompt:  “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” — Gertrude Stein Do you agree? I think how one defines common sense will help determine a yes or no answer to this question.  Common sense could be what we have all been trained to think is common sense; therefore, … More Information overload?

A life in letters.

As a young child and into my teens, I consistently wrote letters to my grandmother.  She lived a few states away and our families only came together for Christmas and summer vacation, but we were always communicating.  Writing thank you notes and life updates to her were never a chore.  When I think of writing … More A life in letters.

Fifty Word Inspiration

Chik, chuk, chik, chuk; the hazards beat a dull heart. We line the cars up along the sepia-tinted streets of my childhood. There are flags trembling, a light drizzle. I am alone in my car, waving to my best friend just ahead. It is a parade, a homecoming, a funeral.  “Homecoming” by Jen Groeber: Mama Art … More Fifty Word Inspiration

How Coffee Became a Morning Addiction (A creation myth.)

Joe works for the CIA.  He works in a cubicle with hundreds of other neckties.  They work the daily shuffle of papers, the usual spying on foreign leaders, and currently, the Watergate mess that was about to embarrass the lot of them.  These men started early and stayed late.  There was little time for sleep … More How Coffee Became a Morning Addiction (A creation myth.)

Resurrecting the stay-at-home mom? (A Lost Art, Writing Challenge)

My son had an interesting day at school yesterday.  He told me he learned that marriages have a higher percentage of being happy when the woman stays at home and the man goes to work.  They are happier because they each have defined roles and this causes less arguing.   Having a defined person in charge … More Resurrecting the stay-at-home mom? (A Lost Art, Writing Challenge)

Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies.

“A Pulitzer-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece – about you. What are the three questions you really hope she doesn’t ask you?” 1.  Why do you choose to stay in a relationship that you have clearly stated you’re unhappy in? 2.  You seem to have clear beliefs on living life, do you think you follow those … More Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies.