I’ve often entertained paranoid suspicions about my fridge and what it’s been doing to my poetry when I’m not looking, but I never even considered that my fan was thinking about me.George Murray I just found Fridgewatcher which is a blog where readers contribute pictures of the inside and outside of their fridge. At first,… Continue reading A Story in Your Fridge?
I just read that Amazon is gearing up to be a fierce competitor in Apple’s MP3 download market. Here’s my recent purchase.Sweetest Thing Although this one was the same price as Apple, many of their downloads are only .89 versus Apple’s standard .99, I wonder if Apple will now lower their prices.
Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake. ~E.L. Doctorow I think you have to get beyond “yourself” as a writer to be successful. I struggle with this when I’m working on my manuscript yet I am… Continue reading Warning Hazard Ahead!
Oatmeal Pumpkin Bread 1 cup quick-cooking oats1 cup low-fat milk, hot3/4 cup cooked or canned pumpkin2 eggs, beaten1/4 cup butter, melted2 cups flour1 cup sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 cup raisins1/2 cup chopped pecansPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine oats and milk; allow to… Continue reading Quick and Easy Oatmeal Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin CookiesYield: 19-20 large cookies2 cups flour1 cup quick oats, uncooked1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup butter or margarine, softened1 cup brown sugar; packed1 cup granulated sugar1egg, slightly beaten1 tsp vanilla1 cup solid-pack pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morselsPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon… Continue reading Pumpkin Cookies
An old racetrack joke reminds you that your program contains all the winners’ names. I stare at my typewriter keys with the same thought. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960 I don’t know what The neurotic’s notebook is but it sure sounds intriguing. I’ve been struggling with submitting this week, I forced myself to send… Continue reading The Neurotic’s Notebook
For Blog Action Day, my environmental issue is simple and it’s doable for anyone who eats out. In our restaurant we do our part for the environment, we recycle, compost, utilize product, shop local farmers markets, have changed our bulbs, and we re purpose when we can. For example, the four pack paper container we… Continue reading Blog Action Day
“If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little — somebody who is obsessed by Making.” E.E. Cummings E.E. Cummings was born today in 1894. I just read that when he was lecturing at Harvard he would just sit down, instead of standing and lecturing, and read his poems… Continue reading Obsessed by Making
FundsforWriters and the National Association of Baby Boomer Women announce the Annual FFW Essay Contest with the theme: Make Us Want to Be You! In 750 words or less, either send us a remarkable promotional plan for your writing project or tell us what you’d do with your writing career if you had a year… Continue reading MAKE US WANT TO BE YOU CONTEST!