Posts Tagged: mom

Bear with me

A few days ago, my publisher asked me for a few “fun facts” about myself for their social media campaign.  They wanted unique or amusing items that could be easily tweeted (which requires a brevity I find so challenging, I don’t even have a Twitter account). I offered up a few one-liners to them and… Read more »

Love is not just for lovers

We interrupt your regularly scheduled series on my creative influences for this important message: I love Valentine’s Day. Does this seem odd for someone without his own “special someone”?  I don’t think so.  Or, more accurately, I don’t think I am without a special someone. I have wonderful memories of Valentine’s Day.  For a long… Read more »

Of Mom

Today would be Mom’s birthday. It’s always been easy to remember, since it falls on or around the first day of spring.  I always felt there was something poetic about a Mom (bringer of life) having a birthday on the first day of the season renowned for representing the “rebirth” of life each year. Over… Read more »

Never short cake thanks to always shortcake

It’s birthday week here on the JMD blog, which gives me ample opportunity for totally self-indulgent strolls down memory lane on my favorite birthday memories. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a big cake eater and that when I do partake of cake, it has to be butter cream topping and a white or yellow… Read more »

All I need is the air that I breathe

Mom week continues… Moving a little further along the timeline, when I was still in my tweener years, Mom used to take me with her on various trips to stores or other locations. Some of these were fun, like the Italian bakery (where she would get, oddly enough, French pastries).  Some were not as much… Read more »

A picklish situation

Mom week continues… Once or twice before I’ve mentioned my long-standing reluctance with having my picture taken (along with a natural lack of interest in owning a camera).  I can’t say for sure if the following event started it, but it’s possible. Shortly after Dad got remarried, Mom also entered into a new set of… Read more »

Moms

This week ends with Mother’s Day, so I think it’s an appropriate time to dedicate this week’s posts to stories about Moms. My parents divorced when I was very little and my Dad remarried shortly after that, giving me two Moms for most of my life.  As was customary in those days, my sister and… Read more »

Everyone should be a Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day and I have decided to recount to all of you how I honored my Mom every year after her passing.  A few loyal readers of my old blog may have heard this tale before, but I hope to add a few new bits to the dialog. As stated earlier (in the post… Read more »

A nutty discussion

Our final installment for “memory lane week” comes a weekend late and a memory short, but that was Super Bowl weekend!  Who has time for workly pursuits (yes, I am destroying the English language before your eyes) when there are preparations to make? Still, today’s post is kinda-sorta a memory lane post, so let’s just… Read more »