I believe I wrote all of three posts when someone nominated me for my first blog award. I won’t go into all the reasons I ignored it, or every award I received after. There were numerous reasons, but the overriding one was this: They came with so many rules! I mean, holy cow! You had to post the… Read More On Awards and Learning to Be Grateful, Damnit
Not sure how it happened, but somehow I got on the mailing list for Ted Cruz. A letter came about a week ago, in an ordinary envelope, addressed to me. In the upper left corner it read: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Personal Business Not Printed or Mailed at Taxpayer Expense Normally I toss all political… Read More On the Mysteries of Mailing Lists & Ted Cruz
Some of you might remember, about a month ago I mentioned the book “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert, saying I should probably read it. I’m here to tell you I did. Full disclosure: I wasn’t part of love fest surrounding “Eat, Pray, Love,” Gilbert’s memoir and wildly successful bestseller. To be perfectly honest, I read two… Read More Do You Believe in Magic?
Editor: Exciting news readers! Our Writer Self is being interviewed by our Reporter Self! This is just further proof of the sparkling innovation we’ve got going here at Feeding on Folly. (Not to mention insanity.) So without further ado, let’s get to it. I’m just going to stand over here and eat my sandwich. One damn… Read More I’ll Have One Existential Crisis, Hold the Mayo
If I were to create a new religion, I would make New Year’s Day its holiest day of the year. Don’t worry, I’m not starting a new religion. Only think of it — this is the time of year we feel both the desire and the ability to start over. To give up bad habits, start… Read More Resolving to Be a Better Blogger; Well, Better-ish
I told you I was taking a week off, right? But I promised I’d throw an old post at you just so you wouldn’t forget about me. Well, it turns out the good people at WordPress have a word for bloggers who merely reblog old posts, and that word is: Lame. Actually, I may have misquoted them.… Read More A Year (Minus 3 Months) in Review
I haven’t done any book reviews and I’m not going to today. As a matter of fact, I haven’t even read this book. For all I know, it could be the creme de la creme of romance tales. But my God people, look at this cover! Okay, so you have your prototypical romance cover. The… Read More Mistakes Happen
You may remember my post from last Saturday. I gave a writing prompt involving a cast off pair of undies and challenged you all to write a little story about it. Many people visited the post, many clicked on the picture for a close-up of the undies, and many clicked on my “contact me” page,… Read More On Freedom and Fear and All That Lies Between
I know I’ve told you before about the park near our house where Dog and I like to walk. Truthfully, as far as parks go, it’s not much to brag about. But it’s serviceable and allows Dog a good run. It’s also a nice place to walk if I need a bit of inspiration. Case… Read More The BEST Writing Prompt Ever — Plus a Writing Contest!