Dividing time for Parents. Dividing time for Children. Dividing time for a Spouse. Dividing time for Work. Dividing time for Hobbies. Dividing time for doing Nothing For the past ten days, I have not posted any blogs. However, I have read a couple of competing novels I have wanted to read for the past six months, and I have completed the finishing touches on several … Continue reading “Divide”
How is the year shaping up for you so far? Have your prediction come true, or did you have a curve ball or two? The past 46 six days of the new year have been great! I have scheduled a couple of days a week dedicated to editing and revising my short stories for submissions to writers journals, writing competitions and applying to writer residency … Continue reading “Thanks Hindsight”
We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do. In response to today’s WordPress post prompt, “Teach Your Bloggers Well.” I start with the basic foundation of planning. To be successful in anything in life, planning, and preparation are the foundations towards success. So, the first important lesson is to explain … Continue reading “Teach Your Bloggers Well”
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “We Can Be Taught!.” What makes a teacher great? I have family members and several friends who teach at every level of academia. What I noticed about each is their ability to stimulate the minds of their students with knowledge beyond what the core curriculum provides for them to educate their students. It is amazing how they influence … Continue reading “We Can Be taught”
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Enough Is Enough.” When was the last time you were ready to throw in the proverbial towel? Did you end up letting go, or decided to fight on anyway? I was taught and learned early in life to never give up, and I just have to persevere to discover the solution to succeeding. I received this wisdom … Continue reading “Enough is Enough”
I have a dream! Dr. King’s birthday is January 15, however the federal holiday is celebrated today, Monday, January 19, 2015. Let’s all take a moment to reflect upon the great Civil Rights leader who fought for all Americans rights that transcends the world over. Let us apply his beliefs, ideas in all racial, religious, cultural and ethnic matters as this day is celebrated by … Continue reading Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “My Hero.” Who’s your hero? Tell us a story about why that person plays such an important role in your life. The word “Hero” is defined as a person who is admired for great or brave acts and or fine qualities. When I was growing up in the 70’s, I never looked upon any particular person as … Continue reading “My Hero”
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All or Nothing?.” “Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath Which do you find more dangerous: wanting nothing, or wanting everything? I find neither wanting nothing or wanting everything is dangerous, as, I spent the past five days engrossed in a book, and enjoying life. … Continue reading All or Nothing; Peaceful Easy Feeling.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Make It Anywhere.” “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere,” goes the famous song about New York City. Is there a place — a city, a school, a company — about which you think (or thought) the same? Tell us why, and if you ever tried to prove that claim. The phrase “If I can … Continue reading Make It Anywhere
(Daily Prompt) If “failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor” (Truman Capote), how spicy do you like your success stories? Success stories are a dime a dozen in fiction and in life. The thought of the under-dog battling against all odds is a time-honored belief dating back to David and Goliath. Now in present day, failure is always thought of when anyone person or … Continue reading The Spices of Success
How are you at receiving criticism? Do you prefer that others treat you with kid gloves, or go for brutal honesty? Criticism both positive and negative, is what we all need to measure ourselves, however most people cannot accept negative criticism as it hurts their feeling and destroys their belief within themselves. I accepted criticism positive and negative as a way to learn and discover … Continue reading Handle with care?
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Nightmare Job.” In honor of Labor Day in North America, tell us what’s the one job you could never imagine yourself doing. On the day for which we honor those American Employees who work full or part-time. In the early 70’s my father owned several rental homes and to cut the labor cost, my brother and I … Continue reading “Nightmare Jobs” (Short Story)
Can you keep a secret? Have you ever — intentionally or not — spilled the beans (when you should’ve stayed quiet)? Well of course I have, I did it a lot as a child when my sisters trusted me with some juicy bit of news that as they swore me to secrecy, I was quickly imagining who to tell. As I continued through life as … Continue reading Locked and sealed?
Advantage of Foresight (Daily prompt) You’ve been granted the power to predict the future! The catch — each time you use your power, it costs you one day (as in, you’ll live one day less). How would you use this power, if at all? I would only use the power only three times, once to learn my date of death, giving me a perspective on … Continue reading Advantage of Foresight
This is an incredibly powerful video statement and I hope effective life long education can be administered to all men around the world to understand what rape truly is. Continue reading Ladies, Rape is Your Fault
I recall as a child hearing my father, mother, family members and their friends talk about how growing up they had it so hard as opposed to how easy my brother and sisters had it during the 60’s and 70’s. One tale I heard is of how my dad slopped hogs, fed chickens, used an out house, and walked to school eight to ten miles … Continue reading Changing Times; Student Loan Forgiveness