This time of year can be difficult for some — people who are going through a rough time because they are sick or alone — because we have grown to believe that Christmas is a family tradition. For those who don’t have family, or can’t be with them on Christmas, this day may be intolerable and feel… Continue reading
That’s how it feels when I write a post on WordPress. I need to put on an evening gown to write, unlike Blogger, which has a casual dress code. In September Ron, head writer of the fabulous blog Being Ron, wrote a post asking which blogging platform we preferred WordPress or Blogger? I responded with this comment: If I could do… Continue reading
A flash of memory pops into my head, illuminating a moment I try to forget. Sounds of summer in the office: copiers chirping, papers flapping in the breeze and the intoxicating scent of Wite-Out — always helps me through the day. I need my Wite-Out fix to escape V.P. sales hysteria, the cause of office chaos…. Continue reading
Our healthcare system showed signs of dementia last week when BlueCross BlueShield launched the LiveHealth Online App — when you can’t get an appointment with your local doctor. Just download the app from the iTunes App or Google Play store and get a live video chat with a tiny flat screen doctor from Walla Walla, Washington or other places… Continue reading
In all the years I’ve been blogging — roughly 4 1/2 — I’ve never been comfortable promoting myself. And here I am about to embark on a mission to promote my latest blog post at Huffington Post, an achievement I’m quite proud of. The fear of posting on such a high-profile site was paralyzing at times…. Continue reading
I lost my engagement ring. The coroner found it on a corpse on the dance floor, clenched inside her fist. My fiancée’s missing. Jayne’s Micro Writing Challenge. Join in and link up at Injaynesworld. The Challenge: Write a story (beginning, middle and end) that hints at a larger story, but is complete within itself, in… Continue reading
You always think you have one more day to make things right, to say you’re sorry, to hold a loved one tight You never think the day will come when all those thoughts that whooshed through your mind never find the other bookend that keeps its side of the bargain… The last piece of the… Continue reading
Do you post at the same time each week or when the light hits your computer at a certain angle? Light includes both natural and unnatural lighting — a flashlight in the event of a power failure.