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Hardly Writing – My Muse Socially Distanced Herself from Me

In my most recent writing course, the professor asked us to contemplate how we reach readers. Hmm… Well, beyond classwork and Facebook posts, I barely do. You see I’m merely a part-time author who battles time, persistence, and focus. I know a solution is to follow a writing routine. Well, I got a better chance of seeing Jesus in a floral robe strolling the beach for shells and leaving footprints in the sand than I do sitting down daily to write creatively. 

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Posted in Education, Father Time, Wacky World

Slowing Down During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Driving 37 in a 45 MPH Zone

No matter what cute pair of heels, flip flops, or stylish boots I wear, I admit to having a heavy driver’s foot.

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Although I regret the speeding tickets I’ve been issued over the past thirty years, I still regress and end up pushing the pedal past the speed limit. I am usually in a hurry, running late, and rushing around. This Speedy Gonazalez persona isn’t good for anyone.

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Posted in Family, Parenting, Shadows and Black Clouds

Nursery Chimes: Silence Stills Joy

Joy is the giggly giver of happiness, smiles, and laughter. Ahh, laughter, my all-time favorite sport… and I think I am pretty darn good at it too. I could earn trophies for the following laughing events:

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Loudest Laugh – Sounds like a megaphone roar

Longest Laugh – The funny moment replays in a loop, resulting in 70,000 minutes of hilarity

Crying Laugh – A transition from the longest laugh, ending in heaving moans, eye spillage, and remnants of giggles. 

Nervous Laugh – Pretending to get the joke 

Post-Humorous Laugh – Finally getting the joke

Mirror-Length Laugh – Laughing at your own jokes as if a true comedian were in you presence

Har-de-Har Laugh – Filled with sarcasm over a non-funny incident. Moms and teachers often participate in this event. 

Beyond laughing, it makes me even happier when I can induce others to join in the merriment. I’m on a constant mission to find more light in this wacky world and share it with you. I love telling funny stories.  Continue reading “Nursery Chimes: Silence Stills Joy”