642 things to write about

the worst Thanksgiving dish I ever had

The next suggestion from the “642 Things to Write About” book is this:  “the worst Thanksgiving dish I ever had.” This may appear to be a question avoidance strategy, but the worse meal I’ve had on Thanksgiving is…nothing–or next to nothing. In high school, I was a wrestler, and Thanksgiving […]

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A houseplant is dying. Tell it why it needs to live.

The next suggestion from the “642 things…” book (see title above): Hey.  You in the green.  Drink something.  Stand up straight.  Quit showing your roots.  Have some self-respect.  Listen to me for a minute. You’re privileged.  You sit in a window near the back door, in a room full of […]

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What can happen in a second?

A couple weeks ago, I was at a local store I like to endorse any time we need something framed called Binders.  The children were with us and were picking out items to break, take, or insist that we buy for them.  Among them was the 9-year-old’s choice of a […]

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