So, I’m doing the daily prompt today and I started thinking about prompts. As an English teacher, I was always trying to find different prompts for students to use when writing, and I love journaling in class, so it was a no-brainer that I needed a lot of prompts. And I would find them everywhere, … Continue reading We’re Going on 3, Right?
You know, I’ve always wanted to be the best at something. Not just really good. Not just “one of the best,” because that presumes there are others who are just as good as I am. No, I wanted to be THE best at something, anything. To that end, I used to scour the Guinness Book … Continue reading Mad Skillz, Son.
The year was 1993. New Year’s Day was on a Friday, so we were thanking god big time as the clock struck midnight. Whoomp! There It Is! was rocking the charts, Jurassic Park was packing the theaters, and we were still looking a ways off to Y2K with no worries yet. I was still listening … Continue reading My Sweet Sixteen
Something about having my car inspected gives me the heebie jeebies. I’m sure it probably has something to do with my tortured mind. I mean, what if there’s something wrong with it, so it won’t pass inspection until I get it fixed. And what if that something wrong is really four things wrong, and each … Continue reading Breaking the Law
Many things come easily to me, like writing, reading, multiplying, you know, all the stuff they teach you in elementary school. Other things are slightly harder for me, but I eventually get the hang of them and become mildly proficient in time. These are things like drawing maps to scale, lifting weights, driving, and creating … Continue reading The Hardest Things
“A house is a home in progress.” They built a house of sticks and stones, with mortar in-between to hold it together. But it would not stand the test of time. The floods came and washed it away in bits and pieces, and they learned from their mistake. Later, they built a house of bricks … Continue reading Building House, Sifting Dirt, and Washing Clean