I don’t have it, but I’ve heard of it. It’s quirky and so is my brain, so I did some research. My husband, George, said the subject was too esoteric for my blog. I told him his face was esoteric. Let’s move on and break it down. Synesthesia (pronounced sin-uhs–thee-zhuh) is the sensory phenomena from the Greek “to perceive together.” The most common occurrence of … Continue reading Synesthesia – Like a person needs another dimension to feel in.
I just saw a writing prompt asking to describe a present from your mother. It stopped me because just yesterday I came across a china cup on a high shelf in my kitchen. I took down the pretty, delicate cup and saucer which had been handed down from my Swedish grandmother, intending to move it elsewhere to make room for something else, but then I … Continue reading A Gift From My Mother
In honor of Mother’s Day, introducing my new, very personal work about being a special needs mom. A novelette from the mother of a child with autism. The ache of hope. A dream. Continue reading An Hour Read. A Mother’s Day Novelette.
Sorry I have not blogged in a while. I’ve been busy visiting relatives, vacationing, hanging with friends…. Wait. That’s just not true. While I thoroughly enjoy lying, I’m sure you will see through that one. Sigh. Below is an article written by a sweet (more or less), kind (sure), talented (ubetcha), man with a wonderful wife (his redeeming trait), named Don Deline. His daughter gifted … Continue reading A Story Worth Telling
I made this mistake the other day on a Facebook site. Sincerely looking for tips as to what mistakes people had made or regretted as they began blogging, I posted the question on a conversation stream and got crickets. My first reaction was sadness that no one on the stream responded. Then confusion. Then ahh, I wonder if they think I’m trying to get an … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Ask a Blogger for Tips
True Story. My dear friend, Tom, was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. He’d had his routine, five-year colonoscopy where they discovered some benign polyps. The doctor asked him to come back for a follow-up colonoscopy in six months. Despite the doctor’s recommendations, his insurance denied the follow-up procedure as unnecessary. Stop here and cringe. Tom, however, being a smart man with a smart wife, followed … Continue reading What a World
I’m waiting for the big football game, trying not to snack on the chips my husband poured into a bowl on the center island. Thanks for the temptation, George. Thank God they’re not BBQ, I’d be lost. So a supposedly fun writing exercise is to pick a letter and then four random words beginning with that letter and then write a story using them. I … Continue reading Hope in a Versatile Package
The good news is that the Golden Globes are on this weekend! Yay! I’m excited and moderately prepared. I’ll be ready, cocktail in hand, for the red carpet—arguably one of the highlights of the evening for me. The fashion is everything, but the show, this year hosted by Ricky Gervais, should be fun too. My husband and I have watched as many of the nominated … Continue reading The Good News and the Bad News
This blog is all about the attached image. If you can’t see it, then move along and enjoy the rest of your day! I have a subscription to purchase images and once a week, Depositphotos will send free images I can download as a little gift. Images can be expensive, so I always look at the free gifts, just in case. I downloaded this one … Continue reading Mystery Meal
Does this picture of a gingerbread man lolling in a cup of cocoa give you the creeps? You know he’s a cookie, right? He’s dissolving in there. Why is this a feel-good picture and why is that damn cookie smiling? This kind of stuff always makes me nervous. It’s the Toy Story Affect. You can’t have it both ways and see toys as real and … Continue reading When Bad Things Happen to Good Cookies