West By God Virginia

West By God Virginia

I was born in Pennsylvania, but now live in what I call the Marpennsylginia region.  It includes “wild, wonderful West Virginia.” Yes, that’s one of the official slogans of the state. The unofficial slogan, however, and one which the natives are quick to share, is...
Things I’ve Learned Recently

Things I’ve Learned Recently

A list: I can make someone yawn from 107 miles away. The only thing worse than the alarm going off in the morning is the alarm not going off. The people who aren’t present are always wrong. When people ask for critical feedback, what they really want is praise....
Hanging on Their Every Word

Hanging on Their Every Word

If you write, then you’re a writer. Grab the label and run! But please carry it, and all your labels, lightly. Here’s why…. Picture it: You’re cruising along peacefully in your new red-hot Jaguar (hey, it’s my visual), feeling smug about...
Hold It Right There

Hold It Right There

“Writing is a dog’s life, but the only life worth living.”  -Gustave Flaubert. I don’t understand this quote. I think a dog’s life would be grand. I love dogs, but don’t have one right now.  The last dog I had was named Tuppence. As you probably know, it means a...
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