Photo provided by Jenn Stone. He stood in our front hall, smiling from ear to ear and almost quivering with excitement. There wasn't a nervous bone in his body. He had taken great care choosing his outfit. The same way anyone else who was preparing for a job interview would. Gold lamé pants from a … Continue reading When JT Asked Santa For A Job
Photo by Egor Lyfar on Unsplash Now that we have passed Black Friday and Cyber Monday, do you still believe that Christmas is for kids? Have you looked at a flyer lately? Say your favourite big-box hardware or electronics store, or home decor outlet. How about your inbox or social media feeds? Christmas is not … Continue reading Who Is Christmas Really For?
Time continues to fly by at a pace that astounds me. I first started writing while in my forties, dabbling with children's literature that I created with JT in mind. Sending him and our dog Freckles on far-fetched adventures. That was before I realized that I shouldn't write for a market that I couldn't relate … Continue reading Writer’s Block
After watching senior members of my family age without a plan, I keep swearing that I will have a plan. I have good intentions. This plan of mine has three separate facets: 1. future living arrangements, 2. my physical health, and 3. becoming more socially active, which is necessary for my mental health. These have … Continue reading A Home For Aging Introverts
Now I have been using personal computers since the 80's, and I consider myself a reasonably intelligent woman. I have also been recognizing and trashing phishing emails for at least 15 years. At least. Emails that look like they come from banks, some from banks that aren't my bank. Those ones are obvious. And emails … Continue reading Holy Crap, I Was Almost Scammed!
Photo by Alan Hardman on Unsplash. Since it is November and moustaches are on many people's radar, I thought, in the interest of full disclosure, I would admit that I could grow one. Mind you, it would be the moustache of a fourteen-year-old boy, but it would still be noticeable. For that matter, I could … Continue reading Speaking of Moustaches …I Could Grow One
Photo by Jake weirick on Unsplash. It wasn't like it is today. Everything happened after dark. No self respecting kid in my neighbourhood went out trick or treating before it was dark. You got home from school. You had dinner. You went through the closet of old clothes to toss together something to go with … Continue reading One Halloween Night Many Many Years Ago