Spank You Very Much!

This is a repost from 2016. Promotional tips can always be revisited. The foibles of promoting can hurt an unknown author. Let’s face it, majority of writers dislike promoting and marketing their works. We’d much rather write than shout out In the past, I’ve wanted to help other authors promote their works. Not only did it expose my own publishing […]

Simple Observations

In this post, you’ll find a book phrase, a lyric, a picture, and my own thoughts and interpretations of them and life. Followed by a joke, which I hope makes you laugh or at least puts a smile on your face. A Book – Darkness “The day was gray, the color of Europe.” —The Book Thief by Markus Zusak This […]

Brewha or Brouhaha

This is a story I wrote for one of my Goodreads groups, which has monthly writing contests. I participate once in awhile for fun and to keep up on my writing. The poster provides prompts or words, and the writer comes up with a story in any genre, except erotica, between 750 to 1000 words. This was my September’s Candid […]

Bloomin’ Bullshit

About five years ago, we were living in a flat (an apartment) on the second floor. You had to go up a few stairs, landing (first floor), more stairs, landing, and more stairs to reach the second floor. My husband was at work. It was morning when my niece called, which was her evening. I can’t recall what we were […]

Inspiration, Writing, Humor, and Stories

I won’t be posting for a good month, so I thought I’d leave you with some food for thought, a little dabble in writing, and something to do if you’re completely bored. Inspiration “When you do not know what to choose, show total involvement in everything. Then life will choose, and it is never wrong.” Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev “Some people […]

My Bad! Language Barrier

For those who don’t know, I’m an American living in Germany; an expat who still hasn’t mastered the language…or in my case, still is juggling the articles, das, der, and die. Since living here, I’ve had a bad habit of saying, Ja (Yes) to everything people say. Occasionally I’ll let them know my German isn’t the best, but for the […]

Ten Signs You’re Getting Old

1) You do a short low-impact cardio workout, and you’re unable to move for several days. Yes, this recent phenomenon happened to me. I thought about upping my game when it came to workouts because the weather has been so horrible. A 20-minute at-home workout sounded great to me. The next morning, it felt like rigor mortis set in. I […]

Naughty or Nice List!

Have you been naughty or nice this year? The below will help you gauge whether you’ll get beautifully wrapped presents from your wish-list or dried fruit cake and flat tires. Nice: play well with others Naughty: play with yourself Nice: give a kidney to a sibling. Naughty: get your sibling passed out drunk, put them in a bathtub filled with […]

A Way with Grammar

I’d like to spread some humor and a bit of sadness by sharing a few grammar mistakes found on signs, ads, and text. These do not need any explanation, but if you are having trouble figuring out what’s wrong with them, I suggest you attend your child’s English lessons or watch Schoolhouse Rock. Your going to be sorry if you’re […]

Think Before Inking

Tattoos are an extension of our creativity, desires, or tributes. It’s a personal choice to design our bodies with pictures or inspirational words. But sometimes, someone we don’t know and trust— tattoo artist… or tattoo botcher can distort our visions of the perfect tattoo. If you’re considering inking your body, here are a couple things you should keep in mind. […]