Bring it on, Monday, hit me with your best shot! I am ready for you: Y'all like my Monday face? I had hoped to astonish you today with a brilliant poem, a glittering monument to my stunning skill and my felicitous facility with words, but this is all I came up with. I know you'll … Continue reading Owed to Mundanity
Hello lovely friends and fellow Bloggers, and good day to you all! I, Denny, a tiny fish in a really freakin' big pond, happy and fortunate prince of my own minuscule domain, do hereby declare and bestow upon you all the freedom to have an awesome day of peace, joy, and relative ease and heap … Continue reading A Proclamation
I have been distraught by my failure to produce a single new poem so far this month, of all months the one during which I should, right? What vague inspiration I have enjoyed lately has been insufficient for sustained poetic creation. Until today. Enjoy, y'all, and please let me know what you think. Elegy for … Continue reading Elegy for a Stillborn Pastoral
Thank y'all very much for your love of yesterday's post, "10 Bloggers, 300 Words Each". That project was way too much fun. I didn't realize it at the time, but the awesome Bloggers with whom I collaborated and I have apparently created a monster with the fictional Darla Nyte world we developed in that story. … Continue reading We Created a Beautiful Monster
Y'all have been waiting patiently, and now this genie's out of the bottle! In March, Em and I had fun collaborating on a short story titled "Sick Day". We had so much fun, in fact, that we promptly decided to do it again but in a much bigger way. On March 28th, Em and I … Continue reading 10 Bloggers, 300 Words Each
Last month, I was greatly gratified by the response to my post, "Funny at the Grocery Store", which featured my awesome, beautiful kids. When I saw the Daily Post prompt "glimmer" this morning, I instantly thought of them. Not because there's anything faint or wavering about their inner light, but because they shine. Radiantly and … Continue reading All Smiles
A long time ago (I'm talking late 20th century!), on a quaint and sprawling college campus to which I commuted 30 miles 5 days a week, I was asked to contribute to a student-produced literary mag titled The Longer Now: Various Sketches from the Center of the Cosmos. The image above is its cover, painted … Continue reading What Did You Expect?
From time to time, I notice fellow Bloggers sharing their lovely book hauls. I haven't yet done so because I very infrequently go out and buy large numbers of books since I already have a house full of them. Almost every book I read comes from my library these days. Occasionally, however, I do gather up … Continue reading Media DUMP/ McKay Day!
Once again, I am thankful to my thoughtful and incisive friend Sophia at Sophia Ismaa Writes for tagging me in this Blogger Challenge. It's been inspiring, has forced me to think seriously for 3 days in a row, and best of all has been fun. If you haven't already, I encourage you to pay Sophia … Continue reading 3 Days, 3 Quotes: Day 3
Thank you, my friend Sophia at Sophia Ismaa Writes, for tagging me in this 3-day challenge. If you haven't already, I hope y'all will visit Sophia's radiant blog, which far outshines my own. Sophia offered a terrific quote today about human savagery from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, so I reckon I'll play off that same theme … Continue reading 3 Days, 3 Quotes: Day 2