My Erma Experience

Last week I went to the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, an event I had been looking forward to since December. It is a place for humor and human interest writers to gather. I began my time in workshops from Sharon Short on “Finding the Writer’s Voice” and Adair Lara on “Crafting Compelling Personal Essays.” TheContinue reading “My Erma Experience”

This Messy Life

Sometimes life gets messy. Dirty, stinky, messy. Negative vibes throw you into a tailspin and you wonder why it happens. The key to dealing with a stinky mess is to take one step at a time. Eventually you can trudge through the gray to emerge into the light on the other side. So what’s inContinue reading “This Messy Life”

The Elbow (a Musing)

What a weird thing, this elbow. Even the word, upon repetition, sounds awkward: elbow…elbow…elbow. We all have one, but are they ever thought about? Not pretty, they look dry and scaly – unlike the smoothness of the rest of the skin. Bumping the elbow creates a striking sensation in the funny bone, both tickly andContinue reading “The Elbow (a Musing)”

What is the Bible?

Boy, that is indeed a loaded question, and by asking it and giving an answer, I am definitely setting myself up for criticism. However, when God gives me a task, I must obey. This may be the most evangelistic post I’ll ever write, at least it is up until this point. Am I comfortable? HeckContinue reading “What is the Bible?”

Dance (a Poem and Word Game)

Hip-hop, Jazz, Tootsie Roll, Jive, Belly dance, Cha-cha, Tango, Charleston, Foxtrot, Breakdance, Ballet, Tap, Chicken, Disco… Bunny Hop, Folk Dance, Clogging, Flamenco, Modern, Mambo, Electric Slide, Macarena, Boot Scootin’ Boogie, Polka, Hokey Pokey, Nae Nae, Funk, Samba, Salsa, Hula, Punk… Go ahead, take a chance… You too, can be lord of a dance.