A Poem, Some Pics #2

The Boss and I celebrated our 24th anniversary yesterday, so we left the kids with the grandparents while we went out to play.  We have now been married for longer than we were alive before getting married and for twice as long as we've been parents.  If The Boss continues to tolerate me and my … Continue reading A Poem, Some Pics #2

Moon Shot

Via Dave Kingsbury's Moon Shot tanka challenge Dave Kingsbury at A Nomad in Cyberspace posted a beautiful, evocative tanka today and challenged followers to add their own "in the hope that . . . the whole thing turns out to be somehow greater than the sum of its parts." Here's Dave's kickstarter tanka: Eyes down … Continue reading Moon Shot

A Common Tragedy

Confession:  When I first saw my friend Rachel Ann’s invitation to attempt her “List Story Writer’s Challenge”, I was skeptical.  About whether or not a story could be told using nothing but lists.  About whether or not I could tell a story using only lists.  But after reading her original and very interesting list story … Continue reading A Common Tragedy

A Fire on the Mountain

The other day, my friend Victoria at raynotbrabdury tagged me with the "Spin a Story" challenge, which she explained is a version of a long-established writing exercise called "The Wheel". The rules are as follows: Pick any newspaper, magazine, or book of any style or genre. Choose 3 random words (best if done with your eyes closed).  … Continue reading A Fire on the Mountain

Steve’s Story, Part 4

I'm availing myself of the penultimate opportunity to participate in WordPress's heretofore unbroken chain of connection and collaboration that is the Daily Post before they yank it out from under us forever.  I already aired my grievances in yesterday's two  posts and have joined Judy Dykstra-Brown's urgent forum seeking to persuade WordPress to change their … Continue reading Steve’s Story, Part 4