Notes From the Toolbox

The Big Resolution Edit

2021 arrived. Today marks a full week of newness. But my little acreage of world doesn’t feel any different. Does yours? Covid-19 is still covid-ing up the death toll— especially in these United- cough- States— and all the baggage that goes along with it is alive and...

Who-ville Envy

Tis the season for menorahs and stars; and stockings and presents— did someone say books?— and ho-ho-ho, and cookies and fruitcake and snow, snow, snow. And the Grinch. The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite...

Writing’s Kick

I don’t want to be here. But I don’t want to be on the page of the other document either— the one under the Big-Edit microscope. It was my intention to cut short my Saturday reading and finish the current chapter— the one that’s been plaguing me. It took a happy turn...

The Virtual Writing Lesson

The end of 2020 is near. I’m on the bandwagon with everyone else who is eager to see 2021 roll in. The new year will bring a new administration for these not so United States of America, and if everyone that rallied to ensure this change in our government keeps on...

How to Download your Writing

My oldest son used to love to say, "Back in the day." I hated it because he started to use it in his late twenties to refer not only to his childhood but to mine; his inflection made it sound like this, “You know, back in the day like in the Middle Ages, you remember,...