May 21st, 2013
My muse must have thought it amusing to take a vacation just when I needed it to provide inspiration for something to write about. Well, I don’t think it amusing.
How will I ever write anything for the writing group if my muse is not around to help? It looks like I’ll have to go to the meeting with a blank sheet of paper. That won’t look good as I am expected to have something written down to present to the group. Read the rest of this entry »
May 18th, 2013
Random Thought Series
I just realized why I never get anything done. It’a not a lack of ambition. It’s just that my ambition gets ganged up on by my laziness, indolence and lethargy. Ambition never stands a chance.
May 6th, 2013
One important point before I begin. This all took place a long, long time ago and I was never one for taking notes on life as it moved on, therefore, some facts may be off a bit. Not intentionally, mind you, just a bad memory.
Between semesters, around the start of the new year, I had left college. Although I was quite good working with numbers, my first year at Andrews University convinced me (as well as my math professor) that becoming an algebra teacher was not in my future. This was indeed a disappointment as it was the future I had been looking forward to ever since I started high school.
But there is more to math than numbers. There is theory — lots of theory. Of course I had run into the theory in my geometry and trig classes in high school. Those classes had not been easy for me and my grades in them were not fodder for bragging. I did enjoy the classes and I did pass them. So I was not too concerned as it was not the theory classes I wanted to teach.
It only took the first two semesters to determine that I should change course and take up a different major. I chose business. Accounting 101, or whatever it was called, was not difficult for me. Economics was. There was all that theory again. As with geometry and trig I actually enjoyed the economics class, I simply was not good at it.
That is why, at the end of my third semester, I had no idea which way to go. Read the rest of this entry »
March 10th, 2013
With apologies to John Denver
It’s five o’clock this morning and the sun’s not on the rise,
My watch says it is six o’clock but we know that my watch lies.
I set my watch ahead last night for daylight savings time.
Against nature each and every spring we commit this crime.
It’s DST again, I’m sorry it stays dark so late.
It’s DST again but please don’t shed a tear.
It’s DST again, and I wish you could tell me
Why I must change nine clocks and watches each and every year. Read the rest of this entry »
March 5th, 2013
In the UU Writers’ Group meeting that I attended yesterday, the six word story was brought up. The rumor has it that Ernest “Papa” Hemingway stated he could write a story in just six words. I, personally, had never heard this before. Anyone who claims to be a writer and who is informed in his/her chosen craft, surely would have heard this. Perhaps that explains why I had not.
So what was this great piece of drama told so succinctly by E”Papa”H? Read the rest of this entry »