Star Trek ‘The Cloud Minders’

Like The Twilight Zone, the original Star Trek was limited by the technology, the time, and budget of the day.  I happen to think that it’s often the constraints on a storyteller which leads to great stories.  She’s forced to stretch her imagination. I urge you to watch the episode ‘The Cloud Minders.’  Besides the…

Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

Only a few days until the big family get-together.  Hope everyone stays healthy to attend.  Be a family to those without one too.  Many community organizations are in need of donations and volunteers.

Laughter from Tears

If you know a Crazy Christmas Person, please be kind and patient with them.  Such people often have a very good reason for being that way.  Lavishing love and joy on others is one way people with sadness in their hearts cope.  I learned this the year I miscarried my fourth baby.  I’m baby crazy.  I…

Strengths & Weaknesses

We all got ’em and that applies to writing too.  That’s why I say you never waste time writing, even if it’s crap.  Because all writing is practice.  And you learn to capitalize on your strengths and compensate for your weaknesses the more you practice writing. For example, I’m at a point where I need…