Category: Daily Prompt


Finding Home

The other day I was getting my hair cut, and I commented on the casual Friday attire of the stylists. In the past, they always wore black, and the color was more important than style. There’s a new owner now, and she believes given the nature of the salon — creating an image — the individuals responsible for the changes for their clients should … Read More Finding Home


A Handful of Tips and Tricks

The best flavoring a hostess can add to her entrees? Hungry guests. Tricks of the trade can give anyone an edge. Here are a few I’ve learned. For some of you, at least some of this information is old hat, but hopefully I can pass along some useful trivia to help make your life a little brighter. Use triangles in photo composition. They don’t … Read More A Handful of Tips and Tricks


A Swing and A Smile

Last night the temperature dropped considerably, and when I left for work today, I needed a sweater. First time this season, and much earlier than I anticipated. It was a mild summer, and now I’m wondering what winter will look like. The snow I can do without — we have so few snow plows in this area, a few flakes and we’re homebound for … Read More A Swing and A Smile

By any other name…

In 1966, Neil Diamond had his first big hit with “Solitary Man.” I’ve listened to the song a hundred times and more, and while the official lyrics will tell you the first line is, “Melinda was mine…” I still swear he’s singing, “Belinda…” It makes sense. A hard consonant like “B” is easier to punch than a soft consonant like “M.” Now, Melinda is … Read More By any other name…


Katydid — and died

As I was pulling out of the parking lot at the local Walmart today, I noticed this big, beautiful Katydid on my window. Okay, beautiful is relative. I do not like bugs. No matter how remarkable they may be, down to the veins in their leaf-like wings. Or how tenacious. This little guy hung on for the six-mile ride, with speeds at times of … Read More Katydid — and died


A Great Day for Boating

On Election Day 1996, my then-boyfriend and I deliberately misheard the weather forecast. “It’ll be a great day for voting!” the meteoroligist said enthusiastically. “Should be a fantastic turnout at the polls!” the news anchor responded. Well, maybe short two people. Mark and I both heard, “it’ll be a great day for boating!” and decided that indeed, we should spend the day on the … Read More A Great Day for Boating


The Gift

Last summer I received an adoption announcement from a friend of mine, Brock. He and his partner, Dan, had a new little girl. Her name was Allison, but they called her Sunny. I hadn’t heard from Brock in several years. We’d worked together ages ago, before he and Dan had met, but at a time when Brock was anxious to start his own family. … Read More The Gift

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