Carbon Copy

Mark Twain said there were no original thoughts. Everything that could be thought had been thought and we were only tossing them about in new and unique combinations ever since. There’s some truth to that I think. I used to work in equity research right across from the old trade centers…yep I was there thatContinue reading “Carbon Copy”


Things flop. You can look to the movie industry to see how true this is. It happens all the time and often with the power and might of very deep pockets who have a vested interest in success. We can ask why but at the end of the day it happens usually because of ego.Continue reading “Blockbuster”

More Than Words

Shaking things up here, I’m going to work on some writing exercises through these daily posts.  Some will be terrible, many may need structural work, occasionally they will be beautiful.  It’s an exercise and I’m doing it to get stronger.  Constructive criticism always welcomed. The exercise today: Write a story that contains ONLY dialogue.  Notes:Continue reading “More Than Words”


My youngest is trying to recreate Flappy Birds. I’ve mentioned it before that this child sits right at prodigy level. Unlike everyone else in hyped up suburbia we’ve never had them tested. When someone is like this you don’t need to. That’s the irony. Every child in my near reach is ‘gifted’. There’s a hugeContinue reading “Trending”


It’s one of my favorite days, riding day. Right now I only get to ride a few times a week but if I had my way, my bed would be in the stables. I love to ride. I love my guy even if he is kind of an ass and got himself punished for badContinue reading “GidyUp”

Something New

I want to write something different. I can’t say it won’t have a romantic tone because I’m a sucker for the human element. But something outside of the genre so to speak. I’ve tried before and actually won a short story contest (years and years ago) for a suspense piece. A year or maybe moreContinue reading “Something New”

30 Day Habit

Well I made it 30 days writing a blog piece. I’m really at 41. I meant to write this at post 31 but this is me. It’s been an interesting journey. I started strong, faded, have wanted to ditch the idea but I’m still going. It’s a time effort, sometimes, oft times, time I don’tContinue reading “30 Day Habit”

To The Point

The idea for this blog came from another blog I read daily, Seth Godin’s blog. His site says it’s one of the most popular in the world. I don’t doubt that. It’s bite sized and accessible. This is a good thing for busy people. I also like that it tends to be business focused. IContinue reading “To The Point”


That’s the title of my new WIP. I play piano and at one time I was pretty good. I didn’t pursue it unfortunately. I always enjoyed playing Chopin’s Impromptus. They were fun, sometimes offhand pieces, that came together in an unexpected way. That was what I was shooting for with my WIP and I mayContinue reading “Impromptu”

No Kids Allowed

I saw recently an exchange between tweeters about not wanting kids and being tired of being shamed for it or worse having to suffer being convinced how wonderful it is.  As someone who wasn’t sure if she wanted kids or not, I get it.  It’s not for everyone. Having kids is a huge time, money,Continue reading “No Kids Allowed”