What We’d Do with a Day at Home, in 6 Words

I was thisclose. I had it all mapped out for today. Ferris Bueller-esque. Minus the crumpled sports car and parade-float karaoke. Today, Nov. 30, is Stay Home Because You’re Well Day. Disc golf and a library trip would’ve filled mine. So, too, frozen pizza and Elizabeth Banks. Elizabeth Banks movies, anyway. Then I got the email notification, at 8:10…

Tooting Our Own Horns, in 6 Words

Sometimes, you just have to represent. Yourself, that is. None of this ‘aw shucks’ stuff. No, “no one reads my blog. I just mess around with words” business. It’s not usual fare for a blogger to boast (or is it?), so this month’s challenge proved … challenging to most. I compile a post called 6…

What We’d Say to the World, in 6 Words

I know, I know. I heard about Pippa. Another one bites the dust. It’s why I keep extras in the Crush Bin. You never know when one’ll haul off and get engaged on you. Everyone from Summer Sanders to Paula Creamer to Cher Lloyd to Lizzy O’Leary to Elizabeth Davis to … well, you see…

Photo a Day Challenge: June 29 – the Letter M

I’ve a lifelong tradition – of losing. Losses and losing streaks and losing seasons dot my sporting timeline. I have the green and yellow field-day ribbons to prove it. Want to know where the fringe begins? I made a home there. You can claim that, when you’re the last player to make it on the…

Our Unsafe Histories, in 6 Words

We operate on CD time around here. You know – Coach Daddy time. A to Z Challenge? Few days behind. Photo a Day Challenge? Hell, June’s almost over, and it feels like I have a week of photos to take. So it stands to reason we’d recognize National Safety Month – June – On June…

Naming Our Next Creative Endeavors, in 6 Words

I have an unfinished book. Or two. Raise your hand if you can say the same. I’m not talking that Danielle Steele paperback collecting dust on your nightstand. I’m talking, fingers to the keyboard, creative endeavor, this’ll be so cool writing that gets left behind like the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs. One of mine…

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…

How to Spend Inconvenience Day, in 6 Words

Today’s the day to do something good. It’s okay if you did something yesterday, or want to wait until tomorrow. Or do something all three days and even into next week. Today is Inconvenience Yourself Day. It’s also 6 Words Day around here, which makes for an interesting combination. Every month, I compile a post…

Titling Our Memoirs, in 6 Words

We all have a story to tell. Some of ours have more blue language in them than others. Some are short stories. Others, epic. All have our voice, and deserve to be heard. Even if they wind up on the clearance table. Every month, I compile a post called “6 Words.” Ernest Hemingway inspired it…

Our Requests for Kindness, in 6 Words

We’re in the midst of kindness right now. For humankind, at least. And at least for a week. You might have seen the hashtag #bk2hk on social media. There’s a specific kindness for each of seven days, from courteous driving to sacrifice of personal wants for others to Forgive Your Foe Friday. [Learn all about…

What We’d Say Without Fear, in 6 Words

Forty times. That’s how many times John Mayer says “say what you need to say” in the song Say What you Need to Say. (Elise and I counted on our drive home from Mars Hill and Lees-McRae for college visits.) It’s good to speak your mind. So good, in fact, that a handful of bloggers,…