My mother gazed at her great grandson – just a fuzzy blob in the middle of an ultrasound picture – and without looking up from it said wistfully, “I wish I could be here to meet him.” But what she had said wasn’t nearly as heartbreaking as the end of the sentence she’d left unspoken: … [Read more…]
I used to collect pigs. Not real ones. They’re loud and messy and probably wouldn’t get along with our dogs. No, I collected cute, unique pigs… salt and pepper shakers, figurines, perhaps an understated paper towel holder. You know – classy stuff. But here’s the thing about collecting. After awhile, your friends and family figure … [Read more…]
(A/K/A Getting Back in the Saddle After Being Knocked Off My High Horse) With the Winter Olympics in full swing, it’s hard not to think about winning and losing. For me, of course, not in a sports competition. My thought as the athletes entered the stadium in the opening ceremony was, “Wow, it’s a long … [Read more…]
Today only you can buy a $2 bill for the sale price of $15.96 (down from $19.95). And 89% of them are already sold! But don’t worry – if you miss this deal, I have a nickle that I can let you have for $9.99. No limit! Tell your friends!
Today, like every first Tuesday of the month, the emergency sirens went off at 10 a.m. sharp. And, as is always the case, everyone jumped slightly at first, then proceeded to ignore them entirely. I think this means we’re all safe, because if the bad guys haven’t figured out by now to attack at 10 … [Read more…]
Judging is now underway for the NYC Midnight Screenwriting Challenge 2016. Writers are randomly grouped into heats, and given a genre, subject and character assignment, from which we must write a screenplay of up to 12 pages. My prompt was Political Satire / A Photo Opportunity / A Private Money Lender. Here’s my entry. Donald … [Read more…]
Grandsons always bring out the fun, playful side of Grandmas. Even royal ones.
Happy Birthday, Your Majesty! Queen Elizabeth II just celebrated her 90th birthday, and she has spent more than two-thirds of her life (63 years… and counting) as the Queen of England. To put that in perspective, here’s a gallery of how many U.S. presidents (and counting) it takes to equal her reign. I can’t help … [Read more…]