Earlier in the week, I came across an interesting and thought provoking blog post by a longtime favorite, Jess Witkins. Jess is currently working on a book of her own, and talked about the worst thing she ever did as a writer. If you don't feel like following the link, I'll "out" her for you: Jess … Continue reading When Fiction is Nonfiction
Two weeks ago, I got a text from Tara. So...what are your thoughts on getting a kitten? This question came from out of the blue. Tara has always been a dog person. She puts up with our calico, Sydney, but if push came to shove, I know she'd rather have a canine. So I was a … Continue reading Are You Kitten Me?
Last week, I picked up my wedding ring from Fred Meyer Jewelers. No, I'm not getting married again - just having it resized. This was the second time in my life I'd been in that store for ring servicing, though the contrast could not have been more jarring. Back in 2006, I'd gone in to … Continue reading With This Ring, I Thee Dread
I seem to have run out of things to say as of late. Ironic, considering words are my bread and butter. Literally. (Though nowadays, it's whole wheat bread and nothing more than a schmear. Damn you, diabetes). But then I remembered today is Flashback Friday, and who says that only applies to photos? Memories are … Continue reading Asphalt Intrusion
About six months ago, Tara told me her dad wanted to drive out to The Dalles for a little walleye fishing and asked if I'd be interested in going. "Sure," I said, thinking we'd bait a hook, toss a line in the water, sit back, and wait. All from the comfort of the shore, because … Continue reading Fresh Fish? Touché!
I am so glad it's May 5th. Not because I have a special affinity for Cinco de Mayo (though, hello nacho bar at work!). It's just that, if I see one more lame May the 4th be with you post on social media, I am going to scream. It's not that I'm anti-Star Wars. I like Yoda as much … Continue reading See You in 364 Days, Chewbacca