Mom and Apple Pi(e)

March 14th. My mother died on this day in 1992. Today, March 14, 2013, I learned about Pi Day ( and am happy to know there is something else going on in the world (much like St....more

NaBloPoMo prompt: Do you believe the saying that with great risks come great rewards?

In short, no. Well, maybe…if you’re open to the idea that “great rewards” don’t always mean something happy and wonderful....more

Great Risks and Great Rewards

Today's NaBloPoMo prompt is, "Do you believe the saying that with great risks come great rewards?"I think this is terribly cliche. I also think it is terribly true....more
@alienbody Totally makes sense! You have to be willing to accept "no." I totally calculate all ...more

Risk, and Why I am Saying YES to NaBloPoMo

“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” -Leo F. Buscaglia Well, well, here is March, and the NaBloPoMo theme of Risk is simply irresistable.You are welcome for the earworm....more

Sunday Summary - New Tradition Edition

The new year has arrived, and with it a slightly tweaked Alphabet Salad "Sunday Summary" blogging tradition. In addition to posting my Photo A Day Challenge pictures (as I've been doing each week for the past couple of months), I'm going to expand my "Sunday Summary" post into a potpourri of random tidbits - happenings, interesting finds, other creativity challenges, and so on - from the previous week in my world. I hope you enjoy the new and improved format... and then take a minute to share in the comments what's been happening in your world! ...more

Why I Got Into Stand Up Comedy

Daily blogging challenges

NaBloPoMo November 2012 Prompt Friday, November 30, 2012: What has been the hardest part about blogging daily? This question is a double whammy for me, as I've been blogging daily not only throughout the month of November, but also for the entire year! And there are definitely some challenges to the practice. ...more

The Worst Trip

NaBloPoMo November 2012 Prompt Wednesday, November 28, 2012: Tell us about the worst trip you ever took. I can think of parts of a couple of trips I've taken that haven't been so wonderful... ...more

Language Lessons, Part 2

NaBloPoMo November 2012 Prompt Tuesday, November 27, 2012: If you could instantly know any language in the world, which one would it be? ...more