Dear Mr. President: How Do You Deal With the Haters?

Editor's Note: Each week this month, we're featuring a response to one of the BlogHer Writing Lab prompts. Want to be inspired by writing prompts? They're posted at the beginning of every month in the Writing Lab. Want to be the next featured writer? Join the Writing Lab's Facebook group and look for the Pitch Please call for posts. --Mel Today's Prompt: Which celebrity would you most want to meet? ...more

Asking Questions Made Me Enjoy Social Events

Editor's Note: Each week this month, we're featuring a response to one of the BlogHer Writing Lab prompts. Want to be inspired by writing prompts? They're posted at the beginning of every month in the Writing Lab. Want to be the next featured writer? Join the Writing Lab's Facebook group and look for the Pitch Please call for posts. --Mel ...more

NaBloPoMo Writing Prompt - Childhood Fears

I went to Blog Her for a writing prompt for today's NaBloPoMo post. Today's prompt was about childhood fears. I think my biggest childhood fears were: the dark, bad guys and being left alone. Not much has changed; I still fear these things. Except now I CRAVE being alone, at least for a little while. These writing prompts remind me so much of my former job's weekly staff meetings....more

The Manageable Challenge — Social Media Challenges and the Absolute Impossibility of Ever Completing them

This is a cross-post with my tumblr where I put stuff that I have found and liked and which you can find here....more

10 Things about My Day

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If I had a million dollars

Prompt: If you found a million dollars in the morning and had to spend it all by that night, what would you do with it?I like to think I'd be frugal and just take care of the essentials then donate the rest, but I know myself.  I'm a spender.  And, I like nice things.Do I have many nice things?  Not really.  I get a lot of things second hand and buy what we need, aside from food, as cheap as possible.  We splurge here and there, and are gifted nice things, but I generally try to make my dollars stretch as far as possible....more

What's in My Fridge? Food as a Writing Prompt

I am 12 days into National Blog Posting Month, where I write a blog post every day in November.  So far, even though I have had long, busy days,  I have been able to post daily without stretching too much for ideas.  Unless you call yesterday's post a stretch.  Until today.  Today, I got nothing.  I turned to the writing prompts provided at the NaBloPoMo site for some inspiration.  Today's prompt:...more

Comfort

After years of tossing and turning on the hard and poke-y springs of the old, uncomfortable, instrument of torture that was my far past its prime bed, I finally have something new in my life. King-sized, pillow-topped, heaven-in-a-mattress. This miracle in sleep technology is not so much a bed as it is a floating island of somnolent comfort. In it, I don't so much sleep as slumber in cozy, lazy, blissful repose. ...more

Blood Letting

NaBloPoMo November 2012 ~ Tell us your favorite quotation and why....more

Her Time

A  Friday night is her time, and it's clearthat doesn't mean a pizza with the kids.It does no harm, it's just a little beer she sips out on the deck where she can hearno whining, just the song of katydids.A Friday night is her time....more
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