Monthly Archives: March 2019
2nd Cup of Coffee, 3/30/19: SWEET FUN – THE SEQUEL (Okay, the answers…)
You got the clues yesterday, and I promised you the answers today. I will not keep you in suspenders. THE CANDY GAME ~ The Answers 1. Another planet in our solar system: Mars 2. A famous street in New York City: 5th Avenue 3. A part of the galaxy: Milky Way 4. A series … Continue reading
2nd Cup of Coffee, 3/29/19: SWEET FUN
THE CANDY GAME Each of these clues describe a candy bar. See how you do. Answers tomorrow. Have FUN! 1. Another planet in our solar system: 2. A famous street in New York City: 3. A part of the galaxy: 4. A series of small hills: 5. A nutty happiness: 6. Worker bees make this: … Continue reading
2nd Cup of Coffee, 3/27/19: 9 SACRED RULES FOR CREATIVE WEIRDOS
I’m always digging through old files and finding neat stuff. You know–like being allowed to dig through your grandpa’s ‘That Drawer’ out in his shop. That’s where these little jewels came from. The files, not the shop. It’s tougher than you know to not embellish each of these, but striving manfully, I push on through the … Continue reading
2nd Cup of Coffee from TIME TRIALS, 3/14/19: A SHOWER’S NO BIG DEAL, RIGHT?
A shower ranks right in there with your broom and dustpan. Lather, rinse, repeat. EVery morning, and sometimes in the afternoon following sweaty work or exercise. Boring. Repetitive. Showering and getting presentable is part of a normal morning ritual, almost overlooked in its sameness. Regular. That makes you all the more curious why I’m writing … Continue reading
2nd Cup Freewriting From Years Past (3/9/19): HERE’S TO ALL THE ALMOST-WONS
If Batman was a writer, FREEWRITING would hang in a prominent spot on his utility belt. That’s how underrated a weapon freewriting is in the writer’s arsenal. Freewriting can be triggered by anything. A taste suddenly reminding one of a long-forgotten refreshment . . . An old, yellowing picture commemorating a youthful event . . . … Continue reading
QTMs for 3/8/19: WHO THEN TELLS GOD?
i secretly think my plan for this life trumps God’s. i secretly think my plan for this life trumps God’s. i secretly think my plan for this life trumps God’s. i secretly think my plan for this life trumps God’s. i secretly think my plan for this lif i still secretly thin i stil Okay. … Continue reading
2nd Cup of Coffee, 3/1/19: REMEMBER ‘CAT’S IN THE CRADLE’?
She sat in IHOP, ignoring the most precious things in her life. A young mom, she’d brought her two daughters, Sevenish and Threeish, to sit eating all-you-can-eat pancakes, while she hunched over her phone, 13 or so inches in front of her face, with Someone Somewhere else. The girls knew. Their occasional tentative “Mommy?”s were … Continue reading