Saying Goodbye

Last night I had to put my best friend down. Cricket, my 12-pound Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, has been my best friend for 13 years. She was the sweetest pup, was constantly by my side, slept with her head on my neck every night, and very, very rarely caused any...

Crossfit OnRamp Day 8

Crossfit OnRamp Day 8, Wednesday morning, and nothing is terribly sore to start out with.  I’m excited, a workout where I’m coming in “relatively” fresh! The warm-up we began with seemed pretty reasonable.  Three consecutive sets of: 20 jumping...

My Sci-Fi Novel, Day 1

Well,      School’s out, the room’s packed up, my tests and homework’s are graded, and I have an hour and a half until I teach my night class.  My science fiction novel, day 1, officially starts!  I have 90 minutes to start hammering out the ideas,...

Short Exercise: Change of Viewpoint

Exercise: Write a short introduction from an unusual viewpoint. Roused from sleep by an incessant banging at 7:53 a.m. on the nose, just like every other weekday, my awakening was met by a chorus of groans and disappointment.  I don’t mind, though.  I know my...

I know how to handle myself in public… as little as possible!

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