“Me Time?” Why it’s not my ideal Saturday morning? It never is…

What’s your ideal Saturday morning? Are you doing those things this morning? Why not?   Why not?  Well, let’s see…the answer to that involves a ride in a tow truck.   Not that there is anything wrong with wreckers–in fact it’s sort of fun when the ride is on the turnpike when the truck can goContinue reading ““Me Time?” Why it’s not my ideal Saturday morning? It never is…”

How I handle my books inventory…hey, wake up, this will be fun

My best friend has her own way of handling her stash of books. She either fills boxes with assorted books or arranges them haphazardly on shelves: no particular order, no genres, not even all in the same position…backwards, upside down, stacked, any way at all. Her paperbacks range from new to should-have-been-tossed-ages-ago. She doesn’t careContinue reading “How I handle my books inventory…hey, wake up, this will be fun”

What’s in a Title? Is a Hibiscus Flower too much? (posting misadventures)

Experience tells me that once an error is made, it is often better to just let it go. There is an old secretary’s saying that once you mess up on handling an important message for the boss you will keep making it worse with each new contact. So I’ll try again to explain the titleContinue reading “What’s in a Title? Is a Hibiscus Flower too much? (posting misadventures)”

What’s in a title? Does it have to mean something?

The reason I chose SOMETIMES as the title of my blog is because it covers a vast variety of possibilities. The tagline: Who, What, When, Where, How, and sometimes Why. That old writing crutch is something of a cliche, but I like it because it speaks to the eclectic nature of the blog. I likeContinue reading “What’s in a title? Does it have to mean something?”

Dealing with Writer’s Block — Just write about it!

Most writers suffer from an ailment called “writers’ block.” I Have given the malady a lot of thought over the years, and I do have some suggestions to offer. Here’s what I suggest to others: JUST WRITE! Sit down and grab your pen, and write something…even if its wrong. Start with a word like “the,”Continue reading “Dealing with Writer’s Block — Just write about it!”

What would I do with 90% more brain efficiency?

The Daily Prompt for today inspired me to break my bad case of writer’s block and get to work commenting on the question: what would I do if I could unlock the 90% of my brain that is closed, according to experts in the field that claim we humans only use about 10% of ourContinue reading “What would I do with 90% more brain efficiency?”

Spinning Yarns, part 2–Me, Myself, and I

Speaking of writing in the first person, I have struggled with this for years. It is really annoying to have to re-write when composing an email to a friend. The I-did-this, and I-did that, gets old and needs to be repaired grammatically. However…that might get pretty boring and contrived. Sorry to be the grammar police,Continue reading “Spinning Yarns, part 2–Me, Myself, and I”

Spinning Yarns…wonderful double entrendre…

Ah ha! I just got it…”spinning yarns” has a double meaning: a literal definition in which a spinner spins yarns, on a spinning wheel, creating something substantial from something entirely different: producing a strong workable thread of wool or acrylic fibres. Actually something of a misnomer, as what the spinner actually spins are fibres, toContinue reading “Spinning Yarns…wonderful double entrendre…”