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…

Travel Light. Wear Simple Clothes. Just Watch.

Eloquent people seem to travel lots. Or maybe travel breeds eloquence. What do you think? I don’t travel much. Unless you count roundtrip drives to Mooresville, or the trips I’ll take to the mountains for Elise’s games. There’s my annual work trip to someplace tropical every winter. When you travel, you pick up stories, whether…

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…

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…

#AtoZChallenge: U is for Unanswered Questions for Go Ask Daddy

Each draft pick in pro sports has such an impact on the franchise that picks the player, the player, of course, and also the players picked before and after. Take the 1988 NFL Draft, for instance. The Indianapolis Colts selected Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning. He gave the franchise quick cred, won a Super Bowl, and…

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…

Behold, That Gem from American Blogging Ancestry: The Liebster Award

Today, I’m going old-school. No, not a mullet or acid-washed jeans. Today, in place of a guest post, I’ll tackle something most of you blogging types will remember from the early days: The Liebster Award. It’s a little known fact that the Liebster originated in 1901, the brainchild of one American philosopher Anna Brackett, inspired…

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…