Say It Again Sam

Verbosity by definition is speech or writing deemed to use an excess of words.(a)  While succintness is using a minimum of words and eliminating redundant words or phrases. Laconic is defined by Merriam Webster as being concise to the point of being rude or mysterious. I think writing and speaking styles are highly individual.  I don’t … More Say It Again Sam


I have been struggling to write this past week as my emotions have swirled around and inside of me. I feel full and overflowing with some unnameable emotion.  The closest I can come to describing it is gratitude, mixed with contentment, but gratitude overall.  So much of my life hasn’t been spent being grateful that … More Gratitude

I’m a Winner

Today I’m going to try something different.  I’m going to try writing using one of the writing prompts given by our Blogging 101 course.  The one they’ve selected for today is You’re a winner.  You’ve won the lottery.  What will you do with it.  This reminds me of creative writing back in elementary school.  Our … More I’m a Winner

I’m Dragging My Feet but the Merry-Go-Round Won’t Stop.

The Merry-Go-Round of Life, that is. When I was a child, I was always striving to be older.  To get to that next birthday, to get those extra privileges that came with age, to be more important.  Because I had 3 older siblings, it seemed like that was where the fun was, in being older. … More I’m Dragging My Feet but the Merry-Go-Round Won’t Stop.

An Evening Out

We had dinner last week with some elderly family members.  It was an interesting time.  The air was stifling.  The AC had been turned off as it was a cooler day outside, but there were no windows open letting any air in and it was like being packed into a box and stuck in the … More An Evening Out