Ferris Wheel Fiasco

Ferris Wheel Fiasco

To most carnival-goers, the Ferris Wheel seems a safe ride. It moves slowly and offers a bird’s-eye view of the carnival grounds. Its gentle motion is unlikely to inspire vomiting. Port Townsend, WA, was the scene of a Ferris Wheel accident last week. The city was in...
Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

Every May I think of piano lessons, or, more specifically, piano recitals. Since my kids are all of the 4-legged variety, I haven’t attended many of these as a spectator. My experience comes from being part of the show. Seven years of piano lessons and seven recitals....
Finished

Finished

Once, long ago, I was finished. It’s not as final as it sounds. Finish, the verb*, means: Terminate To use or dispose of entirely To bring to completion: accomplish; also: perfect To put a final coat or surface on To come to the end of a course or undertaking My...
Working Those Magazine Subscriptions

Working Those Magazine Subscriptions

If you’ve followed this blog since early 2016, you may recall I have a genuine struggle with magazine subscriptions. Ordering and paying for them is simple enough, but when it comes to reading them in a timely manner I always seem to be somewhere else. Until recently....
Picture This

Picture This

Today, when it was blog writing time, I couldn’t picture what I was going to write about. Not writer’s block, exactly- -just that blah-blah battling my springtime allergies and being entirely unmotivated kind of feeling. If you’re like me you have stacks of boxes...
Branding

Branding

In the old-time twentieth century days of my childhood, branding mostly had to do with livestock. Now it has to do with everything, from the regularly changing labels on consumer goods to the business pursuits of elected officials (shame on them). As a writer in...

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