Monthly Archives: April 2012

Are you blue, too?

We have a lot in common.

Or so I’m led to believe, if I can make generalizations based on non-scientific surveying of a possibly statistically irrelevant sample size.

My favorite color is blue.  Apparently, a lot of you share my … Read the rest

You made that up!

Let’s get it out up front:  I write fiction.

Yeah, ok, not on this blog (although since some of it is simply opinion, even that line is a bit blurred).  But my books are fiction.  Which doesn’t mean they’re not … Read the rest

Some dreams die of new age

I have always liked to read.

When I was little, I read comic books and then books and then encyclopedias and then dictionaries and then atlases (atlasi?) and then more books and comics and newspapers and magazines.  Basically, I like … Read the rest

Word association


That’s the word I most associate with my Homeowner’s Association.

For those of you who have never had the pleasure, live overseas or are visiting from a nearby solar system, Homeowner’s Associations are groups of people who are (sort … Read the rest

Getting fresh

The rains began moving in late yesterday with the promise of a wet weekend.  As the downpour began in the evening, my disappointment with the certainty of no tennis the next day (today) was counterbalanced by the thrill of our … Read the rest


When I was a kid, my Grandma would constantly admonish me to “sit up straight” (along with “don’t cross your eyes”, but that’s a different post).  My Mom also had that advice, more along the lines of “don’t slouch”.  My … Read the rest

Water hazard

I recently got in touch with a good friend of mine with whom I’ve been playing phone tag for most of this year.  With her birthday at the end of this month and mine at the end of next, we … Read the rest

Out on a limb

Time to put your learning hat on!  Let’s find out where some of those famous phrases and clichés originated from.

Beginning the second monthly feature culled from my old newsletter days.  Sure, it’s a time saver, basically giving me the … Read the rest