Why yes, my astute and observant blog readers, I did blow right past my Thanksgiving Day blog this year, and waved farewell to my Christmas Day blog,* but I will not—WILL NOT, I TELL YOU—neglect my decade-long tradition of the New Year’s Day blog! *in an ironic twist, I found a Taylor Pork Roll section … Continue reading The Top 10 of 2021 (with bonus content)
Today my parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, and I wanted to dedicate a blog to them because this is such a tremendous milestone that it somehow makes me feel special by default.* *my enneagram Four couldn’t be happier Fifty years. Good God, that’s a long time. When they got married, disco was just … Continue reading Celebrating 50 Years, in style
Yesterday during a girls’ brunch that I’m refusing to call “Galentine’s brunch,” we were asked: “What is the funniest, weirdest, or most interesting Valentine’s Day you’ve ever had?” The first one that came to mind is the one I alluded to in a recent Motif article, about the Scotsman in a Red Fez. And since … Continue reading Little City Love Story
The last time I wrote a blog was on Leap Day, the 29th day of February, which my friend Katie and I celebrated as if it were a holiday because “real life is for March.” Well…welcome to real life. As is tradition at the end of every year, I wanted to create my Top 10 … Continue reading …April Fools?
In May of 2017 I began leading a writing workshop within the Providence Writers Guild, a group that had been meeting for years, and we needed a name to differentiate ourselves from the original group. Since we meet on Tuesdays, we decided to call ourselves The Tuesday Tipplers. (We intended to incorporate the word “writer/writing” … Continue reading A Writer’s Secret Santa: Most Amazing Gift Ever
There was a book that I brought with me on the Global Scavenger Hunt (I brought more than one book, actually) because I foolishly thought that somewhere along the journey I would have had time to read. I did not have time to read. But as soon as I returned to Providence, I retrieved this … Continue reading The Siren Song
I’m doing something different today. I’m using a prompt I found online and writing a fiction piece. The Daily Post’s challenge today was to write Flash Fiction, a “short short,” a story less than 300 words. I’m not a fiction writer, and you’re about to see why. BUT I wanted to post something … Continue reading Daily Challenge, Flash Fiction: A (Dark) Short Short
On any other day of the year, I would have something very different to say about the topic of “looooove,” and it would probably be jaded and sarcastic because that’s my general attitude towards romance*. * But today is special! Forty-three years ago today, on March 7th, two people whom I looooove very … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Love