Saying the Hard Words


Right now I sit still stung and shaking and shocked by the senseless murder of nine innocents in a holy place. I know many of you feel the same way. I see the posts on Facebook and hear the calls for justice, for a flag to come down, and for our nation to face the […]

If I Can’t Rewind, Why I Do I Keep Hitting Replay?

VHS Replay

I play past encounters over and over in my head. Negative encounters, of course. Why would I waste my time revisiting moments that made me happy? No, I keep looking back at moments wherein I embarrassed myself, got hurt or hurt someone else. I often think about what I would do or say differently, but […]

Sticks and Stones

Girl with the Red Dot on Her Nose

Today’s Axis of Ineptitude’s prompt was “Sticks and Stones”.   Sticks and Stones may break my bones, But words will never hurt me.   I said that many a time and it didn’t become any more true with each reciting. And boy,  have I had words hurt me. When I was young, I had a birthmark […]

Still Playing in June – I Am…


I had so much fun playing in May that when my friends over at the Axis of Ineptitude challenged us to keep going in June, I raised my hand! Today’s prompt is “I Am…” Over the years, I have shared parts of myself in various ways. So how do I tell you who I am […]

Come Play in May — Tell Me a Story


Today’s challenge was a bit of fiction. Below is a story I’ve been playing with… *** Her phone rang. On the screen popped up a picture of two boys and a girl making goofy faces; sticking out tongues and making bunny ears with their fingers. At the top of the screen, it read “Home”. For […]