#WednesdayWisdom: Wordless

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Not speechless. Just currently not in the possession of words. Which is not a great position for, you know, a writer.

It happens to all of us sometimes, though. The rivers of thought go dry, and the beds seem picked clean. Any debris there is tangled and uninteresting.

Maybe the answer is more coffee.

And yet I haven’t gotten more coffee.

Quite the dilemma. Only one that’s easily fixed.

It’s brightly sunny today, the kind of day that makes you think spring is possible, only it’s laughing at us because it’s still pretty cold. Ha ha, is all the wind has to say.

The wind in Chicago has a mean streak.

I’m off to rummage around for a vocabulary, wherever one can be found. You have the most wonderful of Wednesdays.


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Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#MondayThoughts: Working out the kinks

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First of all, a cat doing downward dog. Inherently funny.

You’re welcome.

Yesterday my neck and shoulder were tight, why, I have no idea. And it got progressively worse overnight, making sleep nearly impossible.

I wasn’t sure how my workout would go, but as always, movement won over inaction, because, while the pain isn’t entirely gone, it’s definitely better.

Not a perfect answer. But an answer better than the alternative.

Sometimes that’s the best we can hope for.

Meanwhile, it’s a gray, gray Monday and I don’t know if they said snow but it looks like snow. It’s a day with a lot on my mind, but on the plus side it’s also a day with a lot of physical tasks head, so hopefully those thoughts can sort themselves.

I already tackled one problem today, beyond the soreness, so that has to be a plus, right?

Anyway, once more into the Monday. I hope you have an incredibly wonderful one.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: This Valentine's Day thing

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February 14 rolls around every year, and there it lurks, right smack in the middle of February.

Valentine’s Day.

I’ve already seen people complaining online about people complaining online, angry at the bitterness of others who don’t enjoy the visceral, day-long reminder of their loneliness. Empathy isn’t a big thing online in the 21st century.

I don’t particularly care for Valentine’s Day, but I do care for chocolate, so that’s the upside for me. It does seem like a day designed for dashed expectations and the drumbeat of “not enough,” which makes me wonder if there’s some kind of conspiracy among businesses to prime the pump.

I mean, who knows.

I do like the idea of honoring suffragette Anna Howard Shaw, as per Liz Lemon of “30 Rock” though. Give me the right to vote over a droopy, inflated-price bouquet any time.

Anyway, no matter where you fall on the Valentine’s Day spectrum, from paper-heart central to leave me alone, I want you to know I appreciate you, and I appreciate your being here.

Have a wonderful Friday and a fantastic weekend.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#ThursdayThoughts Ten Word Photo Prompt: Trade-off

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Photo by Ivandrei Pretorius on Pexels.com

It’s ten word photo prompt time! Using the image above, write a ten word story.

Exactly ten words.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Radiating heat from the levitation, her knees melted her jeans.

#MondayThoughts: Must we?

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Not very inspiring for a Monday, I guess. Maybe because I’m not feeling very inspired. I’m pretty sure I’m the first person in the history of Mondays to feel this way on a Monday.

Just kidding.

See, I can be sluggish and funny. Ish.

The only word I could think of to describe how I feel today was “molasses,” and so I turned to my thesaurus and realized how often you have to think of a synonym to find the synonyms. Ponder that for a while.

Or as long as you want, this is a space for free thought.

And now there is a drill of some sort going, a high-pitched drill competing with sirens outside and it’s pretty clear that whatever this Monday may be, it’s going to be loud. That ought to wake me up.

So as I try to unstick myself and venture off into the Mondayness of Monday, I hope you have a lovely Monday yourself.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Ugh.

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Back around to Friday again, and I’m just kind of ugh. I still have a bit of a cough, but I’m definitely better, I’ve got the dentist out of the way for six months, and we’re actually getting some sunshine.

So I’m not sure what the issue is.

I simultaneously want to do everything and nothing at once. You can probably spot the flaw in that plan.

It is Friday, so it has that going for it. Though there’s no reason to be unpleasant to the day, it’s not the day’s fault I’m in a bit of a mood. It could be because it’s 2020 and “Berlin Wall” is trending.

I mean come on.

Maybe more coffee will give me the kick I need. Though I’m not sure it’s kick, exactly. Focus would be nice. A cup of focus.

I wonder where I can get that.

Anyway, I’m off to finish my week as strongly as possible. You have a gliding, easy Friday and a wonderful weekend.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

Ten Word Photo Prompt: Later

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Photo by Dawid Boldys on Pexels.com

It’s Thursday! And Thursday means a ten word photo prompt. So using the image above, write a ten word story.

Exactly ten words.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Trains gone for eons, the deer ruled the empty track.