Merriam-Webster lists the definition for exceptional as follows: ex•cep•tion•al – adjective – \ik-ˈsep-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ 1. the act of excepting : exclusion 2. one that is excepted; especially : a case to which a rule does not apply forming an exception : rare <an exceptional number of rainy days> 3. better than average : superior <exceptional skill>
I’ve never had the privilege of being a biological mother but I’ve been humbled on many occasions when I felt like one. So in honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to share this true story. Continue reading
I never thought I’d mind being old. In my warped mind I had a vision of myself young and then in the next frame I’d just be old and wrinkled, but cute. Sort of like the bathrobe we’ve all had for twenty years. Continue reading
Thank you to Karla Telega for this guest post. Karla is a fellow Charleston-based author. Suffice to say, when I first read her blog, I had to stop reading for a minute just to laugh, hard. If you want to check out her site (and I recommend you do) you can laugh more at www.telegatales.com.
In keeping with the theme of “Where’s the Justice,” I thought I’d share an excerpt from my new humor book, I Never Drove a Bulldozer / There’s a Hole in my Bucket List. Since I grew up in the days when computers were the size of fully loaded mini-vans, and programs were written on a stack of binary punch cards, creating and maintaining a website has been a major learning experience for me. I’d like to share one of the banes of my computery existence:
One score and two years ago I started a blog, for the old people, by the old people, conceived in sleep deprivation, and dedicated to the proposition that someone besides my mother may actually read it someday. Continue reading
I attended a tech conference here in Charleston, South Carolina last weekend called Dig South. I wasn’t sure why they named a technology conference Dig South, and to be honest, I didn’t want to ask.
At my age, when you ask a question about tech, they tend to take your elbow and talk to you r-e-a-l s-l-o-w. GAWD! I hate that. Continue reading
Ah yes, the group tyrant. If you’ve spent any time on social media and have joined any groups, you may have encountered one on Facebook, LinkedIn or Klout.
I’m an author/writer, so I’m a member of several groups that deal with writing, books, and authors. Some deal with the craft of writing, some help you promote your work, some are just groups of like-minded folks wanting share their experiences in the ever fluid world of writing and publishing. Continue reading
It’s a question that gets bandied about cocktail parties, networking events, and even in the hallowed halls of offices whose doors are inscribed with Attorney at Law. Especially there, because lawyers are privy to the inside game; whoever can afford the best lawyer, wins. Continue reading
Happy Easter everybody! I’m sure all of you have memories of Easters past. Me too. And like most of us, the significance of any holiday is wrapped around what we’ve been taught to believe and our remembrances of those times. For some of us, the end result is a meaning that could be construed as non-traditional. Continue reading
There’s a lot of “liking” going on in cyber world. I can only speak for myself and perhaps some other authors and writers whose principal goal seems to be obtaining as many “likes” on their author or book page as possible. This also applies to businesses that use “likes” to entice customers. Guilty… I do it too. But I don’t like it.
Are you Irish today? It occurred to me that for a nation so worked up about immigration, this is the one day every year when Americans want to co-opt another nationality. Continue reading