Adventures

I Need a New Plan

At the end of the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), Mr. Wonka reminds Charlie, “don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted”…“He lived happily ever after.” I find myself in the somewhat less fanciful shoes of the fictional man. I’ve had the same goal and plan for decade. […]

Remove and Engage

During the past year, I have taken major steps to advance myself professionally (not with writing, but my ‘real’ life). That has meant weeks lost in study, sacrifice and patience on the part of my husband, and generally having to act like a mature adult. But eventually, I studied all I possibly could and I […]

Embrace the Cliche

Valentine’s Day is a day for love, surprising your loved ones and showing that affection with gifts. Despite how obnoxious you find flowers and chocolates to be, they are inescapable and you should probably just get over it. Flowers and chocolates are clichés because they are the perfect gifts.  They are relatively inexpensive, readily available, […]

Goats on the Roof

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. – J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings On sunny September Saturday, my husband and I had a mini-adventure. There was no […]

I Didn’t Know my Phone Could Do That

I consider myself somewhat tech savvy. My email and calendar sync between my computer and smartphone. I can pull together renderings and graphics into a seamless presentation. And I will say I am skilled at making files other people give me behave. Yet still I will make a discovery about a device or program that […]

Sports Fan Cultural Outting

Compromise and Making the Most out of Weekend Athletic Pilgrimages I have confessed my husband’s fishing obsession. If there is water he will fish. But he is also a sports fan. College football and hockey being his two favorites with professional football backsliding in recent years. Three to four times a year, we travel to […]

Good morning! My “Chatting with the authors” segment today is with my pal B.C. Sirrom, author of “Thrush”…come join us!

Good morning! My “Chatting with the authors” segment today is with my pal B.C. Sirrom, author of “Thrush”…come join us!. Related articles Good morning! My “Chatting with the authors” segment today is with my pal D.G. “Dawn” Torrens, author of “Heart and Mind”…come join us! (thomasrydder.wordpress.com) Hey Y’all ! My “Chatting with the authors” segment […]