Category Archives: Writing


What A Misleading Sign. It  intimates that a person should  avoid the disease, like one should avoid climbing their roof because both might be risky. Years ago (before children), Cowboy Fan and I dashed to Mexico for an adventure, visiting … Continue reading

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Increase Your Average. Plant Your Lips on It

I’ll answer the radioactive banana question at the end, but first…. Today’s little shocker is: On average, a human will spend two weeks kissing in his/her lifetime. This is according to Snapple who inserts such highly researched statistics under their … Continue reading

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Writing the Banana Lies

MOSQUITOES ARE ATTRACTED TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECENTLY EATEN BANANAS That’s what a recent email told me. So if I’ll stay away from their banana-ey goodness, can I expect to be welt-free all summer?  I suspect this propaganda  was started … Continue reading

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Writing Characters’ Secrets

  Great picture, huh? But it’s the story that takes you one step deeper in meaning…. When a 91-year-old, Hungarian-born grandmother was feeling lonely and depressed, her grandson, French photographer, Sacha Goldberger,  suggested they take some fun photos. I suggest … Continue reading

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Writing: Characters Who Add Spit

I collect weird character traits in my writing journal.  If I’m crafting a story that requires braided mullets, pink eye patches, and Elvis Presley white-patent loafers, I have a treasure trove of notes to draw upon.  Whenever I go downtown, … Continue reading

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Write More Clearly. Your Butts Are A Problem.

This is for all you NaNoWriMo writers out there who are trying to finish your 50,000 word novels in a month. Study the sign in the picture above.  It reads: Your butts are a problem. It’s  referring to the litter … Continue reading

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