The Pressure of Writing for an Audience…

I need to hurry up and write something and post it before I start to get my second wind and end up not going to bed until after 11:00 like last night. Aging bodies need more sleep, I am discovering (and lamenting). But hey! Exciting evening. Dragged empty garbage can from the curb and toted…

Safe Space

I’m doing some autumn-based spring cleaning on my computer–deleting files, saving some to thumb drives, uploading others to Google Drive. I found one old image I created a long time ago as a logo for a blog I had called Pop Waste. I don’t want to keep it, and I don’t want to upload to…

Hold Your Horses!

I originally wanted to call this post “Hold On to Your Hats!” because of the exciting news it contains. But you’ll see why I changed my mind in a minute. My residents and I baked cookies today! It was our first time using the awesome over-sized toaster oven donated to us by one of the…

At Least Someone Gives a Hoot

One of my co-workers has been a pretty–and by “pretty” I mean very–loyal reader of the Citizen Jim Stories. When she discovered that were no new Citizen Jim stories to read and that she would have to wait for the first mega-collection to be available through iBooks, she said, “I guess I’ll have to start…

Now What?

When I was young, the thing I hated more than just about anything was going to bed and turning out my light at 9:00 pm. Despite the fact that I would just lie there in the dark driving myself crazy—unable to sleep, unable to shut off my brain—lights out at 9:00 was the rule in…

Is It My Face?

I’ve been on a mini-vacation from work for the past five days, and for me that’s meant staying in and getting other work done—housework, writing, social media, etc. But I got a call at around 7:30 on Friday night from a friend who was at the Waffle House with her girlfriend eating dinner. She asked…

Love Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

I noticed that I created a tag for my blog posts called “love,” and when I noticed it I wondered why I had done such a thing. All things considered, I mean, vis à vis love and me, it seemed a little…weird, to say the very least. So imagine my relief when I saw that…

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

Remember the song “99” by Toto? Is this number being assigned to a girl? Maybe a robot? The price of a hot dog and a Coke at the skating rink in 1979? The number of angels that will fit between the teeth of a roach clip?

Orange Claw Hammer

Look at that album cover! Now imagine what the music must sound like! Do you seriously think it’s possible for me to have anything left inside me to blog about?

No Insurance Against Happy Accidents

The day almost ended without my posting on The Blog. And let me tell you, it was not because I’ve been sitting around eating chocolate truffles, watching college football, and reading movie magazines. No. I’ve been up since 6:30 working on building my publishing/media empire. Adding pages to my website. Creating more promotional materials for…

Reading in 2018: Sad!

Last year I set a goal via Good Reads: I would read 45 books between January and December. In keeping with what we will just call “the story of my life,” I failed to read 45 books – but I did manage to read 38 books.

What Am I Doing?

I’m just writing a blog post to let you know that I won’t be writing a blog post tonight. It’s all too much right now. Sometimes it is always all too much. But I have promises to keep. And shit to do before I sleep. Also, this: “[I]f I wasn’t getting paid, and I wasn’t…

Huge News!

What really, really upset me about this experience was realizing the show was being aired on the A&E network. I mean, A&E used to be a network that showcased ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT – entertainment that was really more arts-related than cop-related.