Common Misconceptions, Part Three

The Dark Side of the Moon When I was very young, I wondered why we saw only one side of the moon. I was a little odd. Still am. I set about finding the answer to that question. We didn’t have the Internet at that time. Our family didn’t even have an encyclopedia set. AndContinue reading “Common Misconceptions, Part Three”

Office Intrigue

“Seriously?! You did not just say that.” Gloria was red-faced and working up a good head of steam. Embarrassingly enough, a bit of spittle had flown out of her mouth with her last remark. Timothy, Timmy to his friends, just sat there with a silly little smile on his face. The situation had been buildingContinue reading “Office Intrigue”

Common Misconceptions, Part Two

Napoleon was Vertically Challenged I used to find solace in the fact that someone so short could still have such a profound effect on history. My God! The man practically invented canned food. Well, not literally. But he did set things in motion that eventually led to the canning of all sorts of foods. I,Continue reading “Common Misconceptions, Part Two”

Pseudo-Synonyms: Words that seem like they should be, but aren't quite, the same

I love words. I love their meanings and how they sound. I love investigating their origins. But more than anything else, I love using them. And I love playing with them. That’s why I’m a writer. But they mystify me sometimes. And synonyms (words with similar or related meanings such as shut and close) areContinue reading “Pseudo-Synonyms: Words that seem like they should be, but aren't quite, the same”

Inspire, Promote, Encourage, Sing!

There is no doubt that songs can be inspirational. Songs are written about all manner of things and because words put to music are often easier to remember than otherwise, songs have been used through the ages to teach and inform as well as sell and influence and even warn. A national anthem tells theContinue reading “Inspire, Promote, Encourage, Sing!”

Things I Just don't Understand, Part One

Bath Tissue “If I put bath tissue on the shopping list, will you know which kind to get?” My husband, Bernd, actually said that to me. Me. Just who does he thinks does all the shopping around here? The Shopping Fairy? Why wouldn’t I know what kind to get? But that’s not what I don’tContinue reading “Things I Just don't Understand, Part One”

Common Misconceptions, Part One

In my ongoing efforts to educate and delight, I thought I might start a new series. Also, series of these sorts are handy to have around when you don’t really have anything truly amazing to write about (this statement predisposes that I sometimes do). In other places and at other times, I’ve written copiously aboutContinue reading “Common Misconceptions, Part One”

The Incarceration of Serafina

Day One Well, that most assuredly did not go as well as planned. What started out as a simple look-see to determine why so many of my crew have gone missing did not turn out well at all. At least they have not relieved me of my personal journal. In this way, I can keepContinue reading “The Incarceration of Serafina”