The next driver who honks at me while I'm waiting for a pedestrian to get across the street before I turn will find out I'm not so nice a person as I tell people I am. I don't mean I'm going make a rude gesture. I mean that right there in the middle of … Continue reading All You-Know-What Will Break Loose
A friend recently made a comment that has stayed with me: "And on a good day our words can change those who read them." Some words I heard a week or so ago changed me. Or if they didn't exactly change me, they changed my way of thinking about a particular situation. A couple of … Continue reading Killing Miss Q.
Where do you get your ideas? According to what I've read, writers often hear that question. Answers are as varied as writers themselves. Don and Audrey Wood said they get their ideas from an idea box. Dr. Seuss said he got his in Switzerland. Other writers aren't so forthcoming as Dr. Seuss and the Woods. … Continue reading My cousin Ruth’s statuesque leg