If you haven’t heard of Ted Talks yet, you are in for a treat. “Ideas worth spreading” is their motto. There are hundreds of talks on various topics. Best part is they are all, on average, about 20 minutes. These talks aren’t meant to be taken at face value. They are meant to get youContinue reading “My Top Five Ted Talks”
Years ago, Lorna Jane wrote the words that would begin her writing journey. For the first time, she is sharing them.
Meeting new people sometimes brings new adventures. For Lorna Jane, beta listening is one such experience.
I’m an optimist. Not a “plug your ears, close your eyes and sing a happy song while ignoring reality” type. More like I know reality and hope in the good to come. I believe that problems can be solved, people can learn and be better, and everything will turn out alright in the end…until theContinue reading “New Year – Same Idea”
It was meant as a blessing, but it was far from it. My parents meant well. They loved their “darling daughter” and wished to make her life better than their own. They did not have much. My father was a laborer, my mother a seamstress whenever she could get work. They saved everyContinue reading “Short Story: A Blessing And A Curse”
Have you ever spoken to a child and, as they talk, they have a long pause between words or ideas? I’ve seen two main reactions to this. One, there’s an impatience that happens. Either for the kid to finish up because you know what they are going to say anyway, you want to quit beingContinue reading “The Art of Listening”
I don’t feel like writing today. Like at all. That is an odd thing for me since I’m pretty geared up to write most of the time. I am an introvert, which means I recharge when I am by myself. The holidays, having the kids home, visitors, etc is all catching up to me. IContinue reading “Drained, But Doing It Anyway”
One Million Word Challenge 2020 has commenced! One of the best decisions I ever made was two years ago deciding to attend my first writers conference. That conference gave me information on more conferences. My first LTUE (Life the Universe and Everything) conference was in February of 2018. Who knew that such a decision wouldContinue reading “One Million Words 2020 Challenge”
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a gamer. I live with gamers, but I’m not one. My husband, Tod, and four kids are huge Overwatch fans. The three oldest play with their father while the youngest watches, eager for the day that he too can take his ranks among them. It is great bonding timeContinue reading “Overwatch League-When a non-gamer gets invested”
Yes, I do deliberately keep my blog posts short. You are busy. I’ll cut to the chase, hopefully give you something to think about, and you can get back to your day without too much of a delay. This might be a new record. You’re welcome. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash