I have an appointment at the car dealership today, and I just had the random passing thought, What if I accidentally showed up in my bathing suit? Because usually when I go somewhere in the middle of the day, it's the pool. Then I thought, And what if my mechanic is wearing this thing I … Continue reading Mechanical Issues
I was flailing around in the pool today at water aerobics. I don't teach anymore...I'm enjoying myself as a participant again. (This is a very good thing.) Anyway, I was tooling along when I realized I could go a little harder. And then I thought, "What if we were all wearing heart rate monitors and … Continue reading What would you do for $100?
October is my favorite holiday month, ’cos I'm all about Halloween! Come hear me read a ghostly Halloween snippet from Everyone's Afraid of Clowns, a Halloween PsyCop tale. Did you know PsyCop Briefs features TWO Halloween shorts? And did you know that while some of the shorts were collected from my past newsletters, nearly a third … Continue reading Halloween and Ghost Stories
I saw a sale on candy today which made me realize, wow, I'm probably going to get trick or treaters this year! It's been a few years since I lived somewhere kids went door to door. When I was a kid, I was ALL about the chocolate bars. My favorite might be Mounds, Nestle Crunch, … Continue reading What are the cool kids candying these days?
"There’s no good way to say this. Agent NAME is dead.” “FIRST NAME?” he gasped. Clearly I am not as invested in this character as her friend is.
I'm in awe of people who decorate their homes well. Heck, I'm in awe of people who decorate their homes at all. Well or not. Just the fact that they have a cohesive "look" impresses me. I hang one curtain and I have to go take a break. There's a trippy, glittery, bodacious preserved and … Continue reading Fun with fingerprints
It drives me nuts when I stop at the store and realize I've forgotten to bring shopping bags with me. I loathe the thought of more plastic coming into the world just because I'm forgetful. Yes, I do use those flimsy plastic grocery bags for cat poo...but there's only so much Frank can poo. Thankfully. … Continue reading Pretend you were shopping at Sticks and Stones
I am a notorious homebody, but over the past couple of weeks, I have traveled across more time zones than I care to calculate. I was fortunate to attend the smarter artist Summit in Austin Texas, and it was my first experience staying at an AirBNB. I'm really pleased that I did. My accommodations were … Continue reading Where is home? JCP News May 2017