Literate for a day


(Daily) Someone or something you can’t communicate with through writing (a baby, a pet, an object) can understand every single word you write today, for one day only. What do you tell them? It has been seven months since I began communication via a chat room, then email, and several difficult telephone conversations in broken English and Italian, that now I’m ready to meet my … Continue reading Literate for a day

The Saturday morning Bugs Bunny, Road Runner show and a Sears Kenmore Wringer Washing Machine.


  As a five-year old child, I enjoyed watching cartoons, so on a sunny Saturday morning, I’m watching the Bugs Bunny, Road Runner show and I’m in haven, watching all the cartoon action and I loved when the show ends with its iconic signature sign off statement from Porky Pig, “Thats All Folks”. I turned the television off and walked into the kitchen, where my … Continue reading The Saturday morning Bugs Bunny, Road Runner show and a Sears Kenmore Wringer Washing Machine.

Doppelgänger Alert


(Daily Prompt) You step into an acquaintance’s house for the first time, and discover that everything — from the furniture, to the books, to the art on the wall — is identical to your home. What happens next? Several years ago, my wife, Trisha, and I attended a dinner party held at my neighbor’s home of Tom and Pam Gregory,  who live four doors away, in … Continue reading Doppelgänger Alert

Handle with care?


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?

Litmus, Litmus on the Wall


If you had to come up with one question, the answer to which would decide whether you could be friends with a person you’ve just met, what would it be? What would the right answer be? We have been dating off and on for about a year and Patricia has never spoken about where her ex-husband was living. So after all the weekend trips away, … Continue reading Litmus, Litmus on the Wall

Greetings, Stranger (Daily Prompt)


You’re sitting at a café when a stranger approaches you. This person asks what your name is, and, for some reason, you reply. The stranger nods, “I’ve been looking for you.” What happens next? I respond with my best impersonation of Robert De Niro’s character in the movie Taxi Driver, “are you talking to me”? My response forces the stranger into a perplexed look, and … Continue reading Greetings, Stranger (Daily Prompt)

Opening Lines


Todays daily prompt is “Opening Lines” Use the first line, of the last song you listened to (on the radio, on your music player, or anywhere else)? Use it as the first sentence of your post. Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions, “People get ready”, is the name of the song and the lyrics continue as, people get ready for a train is coming, you don’t … Continue reading Opening Lines

Pick Your Portion


Captain Picard was into Earl Grey tea; mention the Dude and we think: White Russians. What’s your signature beverage — and how did it achieve that status? Now, as I read todays prompt, I was taken in by Captain Picard reference of Earl Gray tea. I’m a Star Trek; Next Generation fan and I like some many other fans want to discover the taste of … Continue reading Pick Your Portion

I shall meet my fate?


As I read this prompt several days ago I recognized the word “Yeats” and thought of the Irish/English poet William Butler Yeats and I began to ponder how I shall meet my fate. I researched some of his poems and found the following poem, that I feel touches on the subject. He wrote this poem for his intended love. When you are old and grey … Continue reading I shall meet my fate?

The light of day


It is 2:00 AM and for the past eight hours of a twelve-hour shift, it is still raining. I only just want to rest my eyes as I lay on the ground guarding my perimeter position. I remain awake fighting off sleep trying to stay alerted and prepared to listen for any movement of my enemy. My shift ends at 6:00 am, but when I … Continue reading The light of day

A Bookish Choice:


A Bookish Choice. A literary-minded witch gives you a choice: To become either an obscure novelist or a popular paperback author. Which do you choose? As an aspiring write, I would choose to be the obscure writer to be admired for decades and I in particular don’t want the notoriety because it would complicate the quite lifestyle I lead. I want to write and provide … Continue reading A Bookish Choice:

Unlikely Food Pairing


Bacon and chocolate, caramel and cheddar… Is there an unorthodox food pairing you really enjoy? Share with us the weirdest combo you’re willing to admit that you like — and how you discovered it.Sharing is caring. via Unlikely Pairing. The most unlikely food pairing I believe would be baked fresh seafood on a bed of hominy grits and a milk shake, Continue reading Unlikely Food Pairing

Effective times to write and where


My favorite time to write is in the early morning hours of the day, but I am perplexed, as to why I am inspired to write late in the evening at a Denny’s Restaurant. Apparently this isn’t unusual, where upon my arrival between 9:00 and 10:00 pm there are two or three other customers writing or completing some form of work. I read the blogs … Continue reading Effective times to write and where

Journaling, Reading, Blogging & Creative Writing


I was inspired to write today’s blog because of writers I follow here on WordPress. Commencing January 2013, I started the New Year with a commitment to write about my life as a retiree in a personal journal. This was fairly easy since I’m very active either motorcycling, bicycling, kayaking photographing sunsets and Geocaching. While rearranging my bucket list, I began listing books I wanted … Continue reading Journaling, Reading, Blogging & Creative Writing