Where do we go from here?

Wiser and more eloquent writers have already expressed so much of what I’m feeling today, so I’m not going to try. I was scrolling through images on my phone, looking for something that might lighten the mood or offset the negativity, or even just something to change the subject. I hadn’t gone back very far…

Frequent Shots of Purple

Breezy greens and soft blues, accented with splashes of steamy purples. That’s what my normal mood canvas would look like. Except our air conditioning is not working. Bad luck seems to follow us from house to house when it comes to HVAC equipment. The past two days temperatures have almost reached the 100°F mark and…

Just keep writing

Writing 101, Day Nineteen It’s day nineteen of my Writing 101 challenge and today’s homework assignment is to write 400 words on whatever comes to mind, without thinking about it too much or worrying about whether anyone will like it or if it’s any good. For some reason, this has turned out to be my…

A love letter

Writing 101, Day Fourteen Dear Drink, What took you so long? Or was it me that was late to the party? It’s only in recent years that I have learned to appreciate all your redeeming qualities. Your chameleon ways quench my thirst throughout my day. In the morning, I can’t start the day without a…

Who’s on First?

Engineers have a reputation for being overly precise when it comes to everyday matters. Ask them a question and they will answer it correctly while you remain clueless. German engineers take this to a whole other level. Case in point— this conversation between my boss (German Engineer) and his boss (Deadeye Perry) a few years…

Almost like being back in your high school cafeteria

Writing 101, Day Eight And you thought you were done with cliques, didn’t you? Walk into any high school cafeteria and it won’t be long before you spot them. It’s the same in your office lunch room or cafeteria. The setting may have changed and the faces may be a little older, but they’re still…

Committing Myself

Writing 101, Day 3 It’s another free-flowing exercise; this time the subject should be three songs important to me. They may as well have asked me to say what my favorite song is, or what’s my favorite color. It’s pretty impossible for me that answer any of these questions in just a few minutes. Then…