Six Easy Ways of Decency

Host social gatherings that leave the guests walking out happier than when they arrived.  Doing this will keep your social skills sharp, because believe me, we all need them. Use anger to your advantage. Anger is your call to action. Don’t react; think about strategy and respond in a smart way. Practice active listening.  This…

Aged Lines

“If you get it and love it…represent it and make it a part of you…  Don’t do it because you want to impress somebody or fit in. Bleed what you are and if people don’t feel you, keep on going.  Someone else will get it. The realest things on this earth are the things that…

Nails these Days

We live in strange times. Especially when it comes to the state of ‘fashionable’ fingernails. Nowadays, nails are about tacky art, putting on the bling blingy, until your hands look like they got lost in the mall & ended up trying on the entire Sally Hansen decal line at Claire’s Boutique. Do you ever figure…

Featured: 3 Twitter Accounts for Fun

I tweet.  I’ll admit it. Facebook is just too stressful and heavy; apparently that’s what happens when you don’t put a character limit on posts.  It’s easy to be entertaining with a long rambling diatribe about the bad luck you had on the way into work, but to make your point in 140 keystrokes or…

Why is there a Chainsaw in the Kitchen? (On loving a hoarder)

I love my father.  He is a wonderful man:  funny, thoughtful, and loving. Also: He is a hoarder.  Yes, like the kind you see on cable tv, except not so bad as to have rat infestations or raw sewage flowing through the house.  No.  None of that.   Dad is the guy you see huddled over…

How to Stop Worrying!

I come from a long line of worrywarts.  My cousin describes this nervous depression as “analysis paralysis,” and the entire side of my mom’s family suffers from this counterproductive affliction. Trust me.  It sucks!  I spend so much time worrying.  When I can’t worry myself into a completed status on one issue,  I just switch…

Loser Alert

Escort Driving the pennies home Make sure they’re safe, Sherlock & Holmes Figure it out Love The right ones Now here’s a quote I hate you Michael That’s all she wrote Simply, you are a bad person Volume 1, Standard Basic unrevised version Shitty story No joke Don’t believe me? Read the cliff notes no…

Word of the Day: “Palatial”

pa·la·tial  •  /pəˈlāSHəl/ Adjective:  Resembling a palace in being spacious and splendid. Synonyms:  magnificent – sumptuous – splendid – grand – gorgeous EXAMPLE:

Liars and other Pet Peeves

I don’t anger easily.  So when I do, it is because someone did something really stupid.  There’s a little saying: Anger tells us when we have been betrayed-either by ourselves or by someone else.  Anger is our friend, like our gut.  Both send a strong signal; it’s up to us if and how we react….

New Vocabulary / Slang

Urban Dictionary is a source of endless enlightenment. Here is a grammatically insane selection of terms you may or may not want to drop in your weekend dialogues. The examples used are my personal contributions. JetBlue Balls: When you fly somewhere for a girl and get rejected. Ex: When I was 19, I met a…

Saturdays , Remember Me

Breathe the air Hope running down your brow Wind whispering Against your neck These are those times To remember the best Moments Under my thumb I miss you and All the minutes Every last drop Has a place in my cup My calls to you Are echoes Resonating every where I go Forever until time…

Four Writing Tips

As a writer who experiences writers block from time to time, I found these guidelines helpful. Get to the Point Make your bottom line the top line Answers before explanations General before specific Reader:   Your writing tips?