If Homer had a blog, would you read it?

It’s tough being a writer. Especially when it dictates your paycheck and not just your free time. Now I know, I know, there are people out there who think writers don’t do diddly … we sit around all day drinking coffee and chewing on pencils, reminiscing about the “good ol’ days” of longhand and pen-and-ink…

Dear God, Don’t get mad, but I don’t think you’re funny.

You ever have one of those days when you know God must be joking? I can picture Him now … sitting up there on a cloud having tea with St. Christopher … He’s probably choked on His English Breakfast a few times from all the laughing he’s been doing. Don’t get me wrong here—I’m glad,…

What if humans came with taglines?

What if humans came with taglines? Sort of like a warning label … or a caveat for “what to expect” … Mine would be: “Never expose to bright light and never feed after midnight.” No? Right. That one’s already taken by the furry little Mogwai creatures … besides, everyone gets a little wicked when they…

Forgive me, but I don’t give a rat’s #%@#$ about your hamster!

Recently, I cleaned up my blog subscription list — only thing is, I keep getting notifications from several blogs that I would really like to stop getting notifications from. Nothing personal, but if you are blogging about coupons, your kid’s first loose tooth, a new way to make lasagna, the seventy fifth diet you’re starting,…

Should we limit Freedom of Speech?

A few years ago, the NY general assembly was considering a bill — The Internet Protection Act — intended to protect people from undue harassment and false statements that the anonymous sometimes make — think cyber bullying. The act, had it passed, would have amended the civil rights law, which clearly isn’t anything too many…

Pluck a chicken, or give up your laptop — which would you rather?

Computers are an ordinary, everyday, modern necessity in today’s world. As are debit cards, cell phones, Internet, Amazon.com, Starbucks, Prozac … OK, OK … maybe not Prozac … maybe Soma? What? No, no. Not the stupid lingerie store trying to crowd in on VS profits. The one that also thinks their choice of name a…

Finding empathy for the difficult ones, as did Nelson Mandela

“It never hurts to think too highly of a person; often they become ennobled and act better because of it.” ~ Nelson Mandela  It goes without saying that it is easy — or much easier — to have positive thoughts for people whom you already think highly of. For people that you love. People that you hold…

The talking of the soul with itself.

I don’t like lingering. I made that pretty clear yesterday – and while it may take you 25 extra seconds, I implore you to checkout yesterday’s post (STOP LINGERING) … BUT, admittedly, there are times when I linger … and typically it’s at the exact moment when I shouldn’t. Read on … Have you ever…

Never underestimate the importance of dental floss and pearls …

Time is funny. And it’s not fair. I don’t care what anyone says, argue if you must, but there’s nothing constant about it. It is, in fact, erratic at best. Relative? (yes, thank you Einstein). Absolute? (no, sorry Newton).   Time is always changing. It’s never the same one day to the next. Oh, sure, there’re 24 hours in…

Empathy for 2014

I’ve never been big on New Year’s resolutions. I’m more of a Monday girl – you know, Mondays are the start of a new week and as there are 52 of them throughout the year, I sort of figure why not let Mondays be the day to turn over a new leaf … or let…

Tell Little Johnny to Go Away …

I wish I had two blogs. NO. No I don’t. It’s all I can do to keep up writing here, write for my ‘real” job, write the third and final installment of the trilogy I’ve been working on and find the time to sleep my body’s nine-hour required minimum. (Yes, I know – it’s a…

Jason Wu? Hello … I might need a dress!!

Lookie lookie, I’ve been nominated for an award – which, I think means that I also received the award? Then again, I’m not sure … it only says nominated … maybe there’s a drawing at the end of the year or something … maybe I can get a new dress ! Oh, Jason Wu, if…