#AtoZChallenge: S is for Six Words

There are all kinds of convergences going on around here. We’re up to the letter S in the A to Z Challenge. That’s the spot where my six words post will fit in – although it’s a few days earlier than I’d let on to friends (if you have an outstanding invitation, don’t worry –…

What We Control, in Six Words

One of my life lessons – certainly the biggest of my life lessons – is to learn that I have control over way more than I suspect in life. This doesn’t mean I’ve perfected it. I’ve sharpened and polished my sense of place, and acknowledged there’s still plenty to do. There are plenty of paths…

What month we’d phase out, in 6 words

This month, we’re editing months. Which makes no sense, if you could see my life right now – such a busy time of year! Life entails zero time to do things I love – namely, converse with my blogging friends and eat enchiladas. I even had to alter my procedure for Six Words to get…

Why we’d be in the Guinness Book, in 6 words

I coulda been in the Guinness book. No, really. My plan: To coach soccer for 24 hours straight. Twenty-four one-hour sessions, with kids signed up around the clock. (I’d get college kids to fill the overnight hours.) One boy on my team wanted to camp out and participate in as many hours as possible. It…

Who we’d go back in time to hug, in 6 words

Behold, the hug. Is anything in the universe as potentially awkward and comforting as the hug? Humans (or many mammals) have the innate ability to express love or like, congratulations or condolences by simply opening their arms and pressing together their bodies. I compile a monthly post called 6 Words. Ernest Hemingway inspired it when…

Our Greatest Adventures, in 6 Words

Who doesn’t love a great adventure? Sometimes, they’re set in the wilderness, or the big city, or even in a galaxy far, far away. Other times, they happen in the tortilla aisle at the local Aldi. No matter. Adventure can find us anywhere, and they leave behind a great story, at least. I compile a…

Our Fortunes, in 6 Words

Fact: I’ve never read the last page of a book first. Why would I? I know some of y’all do. I can’t do it. I want to experience the story as it unfolds. This is why I wouldn’t ask a fortuneteller anything. You think I want to know if the Colorado Rockies will ever win…

Where We’d Take an Alien, in 6 Words

When I was a kid, I wanted to be friends with Elliott. He’s the boy who befriended E.T. in the movie. He just seemed like the kind of kid I would like to hang out with. Looking back, I believe I probably admired his loyalty and courage in all that happened when E.T. came to…

What an Invisible Civilization Would Learn About Us, in 6 Words

I’m the king of the assinine¬†question. “What if Jeeps cost a nickel?” I asked my college friend, Bobby Keith – while we both were still in college. “I’d buy many Jeeps,” he answered. “What if packs of gum were $5,000?” I followed with. “Then I wouldn’t chew any gu – where the hell do you…

Who We’d Switch Places with (and What We’d do), in 6 Words

How great would it be … not to be me. Who hasn’t thought this? In those moments we’re out of gas, out of time or out of toilet paper (or all three). At times when we follow our favorite adorable pro golfer just to see she has three names now, just like those old-school 80s…