“Is is” is making a comeback of sorts, and Warren Clements of the Globe and Mail is careful to document its use in a recent article (link below). Grammar! What it is is the bane of the writer’s (and the talker’s) existence. To use it correctly or to use it the way you feel like […]
Again, Mokwele stared at his family lying down. In the abundance of everything that is good and productive yet there are wants and needs everywhere. He thought. Want and needs created by suckers and vampires! He brought out a pack of cigarette from his pocket, took out a stick and lit it. He inhaled and […]
We all know what emotions feel like, but we can’t see them. My telling you how someone feels is ‘telling’. So how do you ‘show’ an emotion?
It started with a phone call after midnight. The one nobody wants to answer. The caller’s voice was trembling. “Your father is dead. . . he drowned in the hospital pool.” Thoughts raced through my brain and collided with one another as I tried to process the words and their meaning. I didn’t know the […]
Sometimes the need to put words to paper, be it hard copy or virtual, is overwhelming. But sometimes life interferes with goals and they get pushed aside, sometimes even forgotten. There are times there are too many ideas to put to paper and no time; those too go into the filed but not forgotten pile. […]
The layers can go on and on, just as far as the imagination can reach, the sights, the smells and the sounds will generate new ideas. All the words or the detail may not be necessary in an individual scene, but a few well-placed details will add interest and depth.
Men and women both check out the other sex, but who does it more? Women. Recent research shows that women actually check out men slightly more than men check out women, but women are more subtle about it. Another study — of nonnudists at a nudist colony — showed that men had difficulty resisting the […]
…You Just Can’t Beat That! Like most parents summer is here and I have lost track of time! My schedule is gone, and being a diehard regimented person by nature, this has not been easy for me. I admit it, I have a schedule and I stick to it daily or at least I try. […]
Even after all of these years I believe it was Rupert who swaggered in and saved me. A cat as ordinary as any other who shifted the balance of scales swayed so massively wrong.