One Pebble in a Shoe Can Change the Universe

It happened again. An author killed off a character I love. I hate that. I hate the author. I continue to like the book, but the author I despise. This time it's Anne Tyler. I love her novels. The Accidental Tourist. Breathing Lessons. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. My favorites, if I have favorites, are Back … Continue reading One Pebble in a Shoe Can Change the Universe

We Don’t Want the Bacon! What We Want Is…

Last night I did one thing I too often do and one thing I never do. The too often: I stayed up late. Very late. The never: I went to bed hooked up through earbuds and a Kindle to the album "Presenting That Celebrated Maestro MAX MORATH in a Scintillating Program of Waltzes, Shouts, Novelties, Rags, Blues, Ballads, … Continue reading We Don’t Want the Bacon! What We Want Is…

Doodle #6. Pilgrimage

I was at Writing Wranglers and Warriors yesterday, sharing a bad doodle but a good experience. Click on over to read the post.

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For the past few weeks, on my personal blog, I’ve posted doodles I’ve done from prompts taken from 365 Days of Doodling by Carin Channing.

Doodle #6.
Doodle a pilgrimage you’d like to take.

Doodle #6. A Pilgrimage Doodle #6. House of the Seven Gables

In November, while in Salem, Massachusetts, for Writer Unboxed’s UnCon, I’ll make a pilgrimage to the House of the Seven Gables, which Nathaniel Hawthorne made famous in his novel of the same name.

House of the Seven Gables. By Detroit Publishing Co. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons House of the Seven Gables. By Detroit Publishing Co. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_the_Seven_Gables#/media/File:House_of_the_Seven_Gables_%281915%29.jpg

Fortunately, it won’t look like my doodle. If I’d been sensible, I’d have chosen to travel to a two-dimensional setting, something flat,  with no corners or gables. I’d have planned the drawing more carefully, too. I was so wrapped up in keeping the gables from running off the page, I forgot the house would need a roof.

To help with identification, I numbered the gables.

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Blow Your Hair Off

When I get older losing my hair Many years from now Will you still be sending me a valentine Birthday greetings, bottle of wine? If I'd been out till quarter to three Would you lock the door? Will you still need me Will you still feed me When I'm sixty-four? ~Lennon & McCartney, "When I'm … Continue reading Blow Your Hair Off

Doodle #4. History of Hair

Doodle #4. Doodle something you love about yourself. Doodle #4: I thought about skipping #4 because I couldn't think of anything. But skipping one might lead to skipping two or three, or... It's a slippery slope. So I settled for the question mark. Then  I remembered hair.  We've had our battles, but for the most part I like it. Neil, … Continue reading Doodle #4. History of Hair

Doodle #3. What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

  Doodle #3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Doodle it in the simple way a child would. When I was four, I wanted to be Davy Crockett. I had the official outfit, complete with coonskin cap, and a charred mop handle named Old Betsy, and I … Continue reading Doodle #3. What I Want to Be When I Grow Up