The first time that I saw him? I could not forget that day if I tried. God knows, I tried. I was dancing over puddles on the uneven concrete sidewalk that ran from my school to home. I was in the third grade and it was spring and summer vacation would be coming soon. He... Continue Reading →
The plan is in two weeks the toddler will be back with her biological mother. Mixed feelings on this. It is great that her mother has overcome the odds and she is able to get her child back but... well, it sucks for us.
If you need to go about four months without duplicating a meal, here are some good and quick to make meals. 135 EASY DELICIOUS 5 INGREDIENT DINNERS I know that depending on what we’ve got going, putting together a complicated time consuming dinner with tons of ingredients can become nearly impossible. Usually, we turn to... Continue Reading →
There are some very good insights in this post and it is well worth the read. Why You Need To Start Treating Your Life Like A Business What if we lived our lives as if we were running a business? I have pondered this question many times and have even applied this concept to my... Continue Reading →
The #MeToo hashtag on Twitter came to be in the fall out of the revelations of Harvey Weinstein accusations. The hashtag has become a powerful symbol in shining the light on the dark and seedy underside of what some women have to endure. Unfortunately, despite the good that this campaign has created, there are some drawbacks.... Continue Reading →
In just a few more days, NaNoWriMo begins. Other than just being a jumble of letters that are difficult to type, what is it? The short answer is that it stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is an event that starts on November 1st and ends on November 30th. The goal is to write... Continue Reading →
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake those you've got it made.
I am changing how I am doing link posts as an experiment. Today was an example of how I am thinking of doing them going forward. Basically, I am going to package similar links in a single post and try to include some commentary.
I do not know who is handling the Twitter feed of Kentucky Fried Chicken but they are hitting it out of the park. Someone Has Discovered KFC Only Follows 11 "Herbs And Spices" On Twitter, And Lmao Twitter user Edge recently discovered the official KFC account is following only 11 people... five Spice Girls and... Continue Reading →
Halloween is coming up on us and this weekend will the last opportunity to prepare. Here are some ideas that can get you across that finish line. 8 Creepy Yards That Are Winning Halloween on Instagram Right Now I love Halloween, but in the making costumes, eating candy, and drinking a cocktail while asking "and... Continue Reading →
Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle.
I am not sure if this is true nationwide but for Big J's cub scout pack, popcorn sales ended on Monday. Well, I am a glutton for punishment and I volunteered to perform the duties of the pun-filled position of Popcorn Kernel. I did it last year, so I knew what I was signing up for. It... Continue Reading →
A surreal feeling washed over Morgan as he entered the RV. At first, it was the skittering and scratching noise coming from the back. The back room was a large bathroom, one that was larger than what is normal in an RV. Inside the shower, he watched a distorted brown and white silhouette jump up... Continue Reading →
So I’ve been pleased to read reviews of my latest novels (the Rita Farmer mysteries) that praise the characterization—and I’ve been struck by the number of them that cite the realism of my characters’ relationships. While plot is important, good characters can make or break your book. And the best characters are those who relate... Continue Reading →
Ugggh... I need a few more days in this week.
Here’s an awesome idea that I have stuck with since day one of writing my novel. Storyboards. Sometimes we writers need inspiration. What a better way than to look at a storyboard that was made by YOU! It’s amazing because it serves as a blue-print for your story. Source: How to Make a Storyboard | A... Continue Reading →
We always want to provide the best for our kids, but somehow, the pressure is even greater when our kids have special needs. Of course, there are direct costs, such as the need for medical equipment to make their lives easier, but we also want to provide them with happy memories to at least partly... Continue Reading →
Halloween is just around the corner, and it's one of the most exciting times to craft. With plenty of fun materials to work with, including pumpkins, skeletons, and tombstones, there are a variety of ideas that allow you to customize and create your own decorations. Source: 12 genius Halloween ideas you'll want to try this... Continue Reading →
Tuesdays and Thursdays are my slow cooker days. These are the days I depend on my favorite small appliance in my house, my slow cooker. If I don’t make a casserole for the first person home to pop in the oven you can bet dinner is cooking in my slow cooker. Source: Slow Cooker Chicken... Continue Reading →
Tracy Chou, a leading Silicon Valley engineer, wrote a few months ago about how "Technology products and services are built by humans who build their biases and flawed thinking right into those products and services — which in turn shapes human behavior and society, sometimes to a frightening degree." Source: Why a creator calls Google... Continue Reading →
Hawks on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. military routinely justify increases in the Defense Department’s already munificent budget by arguing that yet more money is needed to “support the troops.” If you’re already nodding in agreement, let me explain just where a huge chunk of the Pentagon budget—hundreds of billions of dollars—really goes. Keep... Continue Reading →
Back when Barack Obama was president, congressional Republicans could frequently be heard arguing that both short-term budget deficits and the long-term accumulation of national debt were acute economic problems that needed to be addressed immediately. Debt aversion was a key reason not to stimulate the economy, not even with tax cuts like the payroll tax... Continue Reading →
Governments employ police to prevent criminal acts. But it remains in dispute whether high rates of police stops, criminal summonses and aggressive low-level arrests reduce serious crime. Police officers target their efforts at areas where crime is anticipated and/or where they expect enforcement will be most effective. Source: Evidence that curtailing proactive policing can reduce... Continue Reading →
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Whoops... made a typo in the title. This is part 8. 🤦 “At the moment, we have a body, a trashed RV, and whole lot of nothing,” said the Sheriff in a flat tone as he placed his hands on his hips. “Feel free to look around. Deputy… Jackson will answer any questions you have.... Continue Reading →