Noam Chomsky: Why People Love To Talk About Sports

Originally posted on Vox Populi:
When I’m driving, I sometimes turn on the radio and I find very often that what I’m listening to is a discussion of sports. These are telephone conversations. People call in and have long and intricate discussions, and it’s plain that quite a high degree of thought and analysis is…

Weekly Photo Challenge


Weekly Photo Challenge:  Path Getting out into the woods is a more difficult task when you’re in the midst of an arctic weather pattern.  A couple weeks before Christmas, we were in the single or negative digits.  So, when the temperature finally broke out to a high of 17 degrees, it was time to get…… Continue reading Cathedral

Six Word Story Challenge

Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge: Thankful

  This week’s challenge word is Thankful.   Here’s my entry: What goes around does come around. Go to Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge to vote for your favorites and take the challenge yourself.  The more the merrier! 🙂

Daily Prompts · Drabble · Life

Long Work Weeks, Monday and a Sweet Surprise

Daily Prompts: Scorched Oh my goodness, apologies to my readers, as my real job had me tied up for a couple weeks.  Long 12 hour days and multiple, concurrent deadlines kind of weeks.  Throw in the usual home and mommy stuff, and I honestly had no time or energy to devote, much less create. My brain…… Continue reading Long Work Weeks, Monday and a Sweet Surprise

Daily Prompts · Drabble

Room for Improvement

Daily Prompt:  Irksome Miriam turned around, startled, and saw the man take hold of her arm.  Dark bespoke suit, slicked back hair. “Please come with me,” he said, pulling her discreetly to the side. “What’s the problem, sir?” “Regretfully, your club membership has been revoked.” “How? I….” “It’s all here, under the terms of your…… Continue reading Room for Improvement

100 Word Stories · Flash Fiction

Flying Monkeys

Charli Mills at Canyon Ranch Communications hosts a weekly flash fiction challenge – 99 words, no more, no less.  This week’s prompt is Flying Monkeys.  Here’s my take: They sat on the edge of the pier, toes wiggling in water.  “Daddy, I don’t want you to go.” Sophie’s sadness added to his overwhelming dread.  “I know,…… Continue reading Flying Monkeys