Rants and Riffs: Installment #5

–If you want to crank out a substandard product and still make a little cash, look to the world of pet products. After all, how can you guarantee the entertainment value of a dog toy? And so, it’s a wide open marketplace. “Barkley couldn’t live without his Squiggly Squirrel” goes Read more…

Writing prompt: “it was…weird.”

Write 100 words [or more] on what you the observer viewed as the person exited the building and any hints as to what went on inside the mysterious room. Have fun with it. Did it happen in the White House? A doctor’s office? A room at the IRS? Who are Read more…

Rants and Riffs: Installment #3

Today’s topic: Cinnamon rolls. Come on folks, if there isn’t a roiling ooze of brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon the second the knife presses into the roll, it ain’t a cinnamon roll. Want one with frosting? How about powdered sugar/cream cheese mortar? Something that requires the slathering skills of Read more…

Crushed dreams… ;->

Today’s Pearls Before Swine is a classic for us writers. *** Still on the dreams thread…here is Broken Dreams #001— an interesting foray into one’s motivations for writing.

I should be writing. Instead…comfort food.

It’s been years since I’ve made chicken and dumplings, but I wanted something different from the rotisserie birdzilla I bought at Costco. And that something was comfort. The tablespoon of bacon grease that mysteriously found its way into the broth didn’t hurt. Nor did the half-glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Prior Read more…