It was a last-minute cruise to the Holy Land, among other stops in the Mediterranean.
My husband and I typically took one grand trip a year. Travel is our thing. But in 2010, we were stumped.
Then an overlarge picture-postcard came in the mail.… ...
A diet began. Not out of preference, but out of necessity: I have no willpower and my weight had punched up. Groan. 😐
Yeah, my body was more than over-plump. I’d edged into fat. A while ago, but it was time.… ...
I call my short story writing genre “loose with the truth” because there is always, always, always a kernel of truth in the fiction I flash. Some in my crit group have become confused after they read one of my short stories, certain it was a personal essay despite my disclaimer.… ...
Here I sit, in front of my Mac, where, a few moments ago, I was transported, like a famous movie in reverse, back to the past.
High school reunion via Skype, an innovation that wasn’t featured in http://www.backtothefuture.com
It was great fun.… ...
Writing is my ‘encore career’, a phrase I discovered today on a Baby Boomer ‘life transitions’ site.
Applause, please, from the audience!!!!
I’ve written thousands of clinical reports…and some of them contained fabulous fiction, I’ve observed numerous times. I’ve never lied, but I have amplified the facts to convince an insurer to pay.… ...
1. Of or pertaining to hyperbole.
2. Of or pertaining to hyperbola.
From Greek hyperbole (excess), from hyperballein (to exceed), from hyper- + ballein (to throw). Earliest documented use: 1646, 1676. (wow – before there were American politicians, media, and policy wonks)
Logic suggests that when you employ hyperbole in your discourse, you are doing what a devil does (to throw), etymologically speaking.
“I am a star!”
This statement of self-respect has knocked a few people off their axis. Relatively speaking, I’m thought to be prideful and/or addled by some – I see it in their squinty stink eyes. I do not fit into the more regular shapes of round, square, or triangular, so it’s even more difficult to jam my peg into place.… ...