Little Things…

The little things in life are all too often the big things. In this case it was spending a few minutes here, or a phone call there to my Aunt Em and Uncle Tom. On Memorial Day, Tommy passed, but it was 91 1/2 glorious years of life that we had with him… well… 50 and 1/2 for me.

He was a fantastic uncle, father, brother, and grandfather. In ’46, he spent time in the Pacific with the Navy which is where he and I bonded with my interest in World War 2 history. Together, with dad working as liaison, we shared books, stories we found, and learned more about one another.

We don’t always have time on our side, but wow, what a fantastic ride. Celebrating his life also gave me a chance to see long lost cousins… or rather those I missed by a day or two for decades – literally decades…

No sad thoughts allowed, 91+ is a great life, so focus on celebrating those you have.

Good morning, goodnight wherever you are!


Motivation and Writing

Now that I have half a minute to completely focus on my writing, I feel scattered. The website that I went to on a daily basis, (well… almost) and tracked my writing habits is shutting down. With that habit forming tool, I feel disconnected and frustrated. I know word will do the trick, but accountability – outside myself, is the key.

I’ve spent time searching for a replacement, but none work as this did and the ‘creature of habit’ in me is rearing its ugly head.  Hopefully my routine will shore up in the next couple of weeks so I can focus the rest of summer.

Any thoughts on your part are quite welcome!

To a peaceful and heartfelt Memorial Day!

Good morning, goodnight wherever you are!



School. Is. Out.

School’s out for summer…

That’s all I gotta say now. I should write, but all I wanna do is think… Ok. Scream…

FREEDOM!! WHOOOOooooooHHhhoooooEEeeeee!

I’ll be around… hopefully much more soon. 😀

Take care one and all.

Good morning good night wherever you are.


Happy Tax Day!

Two years ago… near this very day, I began the story that I have run with through the majority of my writing degree, and I still feel all the same things.

Overwhelmed because I have never seen this story as a single novel but rather as a series.

Thrilled because of the artistic theme, and the possibilities of my students… OUR students, could achieve.  This is particularly true because I believe that art is a tool that can be used to calm the mind and help them the basic academic needs in a more enjoyable way.

Art could be a way to make the best of all things, especially if the teacher is artistic as well. How can we not use our own skills to help explain what we mean?

Forget the rote teaching habits.

Make it something the kids like. Can buy into.

Here’s to another year on the same path!

Hope all is well in your world.

Good morning goodnight wherever you are!



I don’t have a mission tonight…

I promised to be on the ball and keeping contact more after classes ended. What did I do?

I did NOT keep contact… No excuses, just a pure collapse and desire to veg out. I have not lost my focus on the story and intent, but I have not had a grip on where to go next either. I want to tighten down my story arc, but all I can feel are gaps in the storyline.

The one and only idea I have at this point … retype it all once again. Fill in where I know more is needed…(… insert ‘ah ha’ moment here …)

Thank you.  Thank you for being out there. I feel the gaps filling as I say it once again…

I will retype the whole thing again. That will help me address where description and dialogue are out of balance. It will give me the opportunity to take note of what characters need filling…

You all are absolutely awesome. Thank you for listening!

May the little things give you the same crazy insanity and joy that I find when I realize the little things fix it all.

Good morning, goodnight wherever you are!




A day to decompress…

Well… after the funeral of a kind man… that was the plan but now I realize that was a boldfaced wish, dream… liiiiieee!

Little things are my downfall, not the big life changers… little things. Like the dog getting stuck in a tree… again… so help me…

I need to build a box for her to hide in, and that will keep her from… no… not climbing it, but I bet I gave you a start there… crawling under it. More dead than alive, the juniper has become a nemesis… or combined with a dog… it has become just that.

Today is a day that does not include car troubles, or an absent vehicle while it is in the shop.

It does not include furnace, or work stresses…

Nor does it include homework… (… and I’m wondering about filling my time there even though I have a book to work on… so week 1 – I’ve created a new character, dreamt up a new idea or two to include, but generally just been a bum…)

I only have the cold water issue to figure out… And if the heater is bad, it is not gonna get fixed. I’d rather deal with figuring out a new house situation than dealing with the cost of fixing what has already been fixed. That being said, it better just be a minor element or pilot light issue.

So, now that I have been a whiner… again… maybe I best just wish you all a great day and I will be in touch. Much sooner than later as I fall into a real writing routine.

Catch you on the flip side!

Good morning goodnight wherever you are!



I’ve done… well, a few things. I’ve either passed or failed my last class… for now if not forever. I have also created  a new character to aggravate my troupe of five in my storyline, and I’ve begun writing purely for fun!

Oh how I have waited for that to happen. Next, Warm up the planet so I can actually feel my fingers while typing. That would be a glorious sensation… not to mention fix the water heater so it is actually hot… hopefully the pilot light is all that needs addressing there, but who knows. I was out of town at tournaments when it went out. Fortunately a kettle has been available to save my finners part time anyway.

I am in no fit state to be coherent today but… Oy… writing for fun! It’s beginning to set in… and you poor people will have to hear about it … repeatedly, when it does!

Talk to ya’ll soon, whooo!

Good morning, good night wherever you are!