Slow Down and Enjoy Your life

Running on a Treadmill

Everyone seems so busy nowadays. Rush, rush, rush. It’s almost like we’re afraid that if we slow down, the world will turn against us.

Sometimes, it’s wise to step off the treadmill. Recently, on The Write Conversation, I wrote about slowing down for the summer and some advantages I’ve found. Continue reading “Slow Down and Enjoy Your life”

One Way to Stay Young

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

I say, who wants to be an old dog.

No matter how old you are, you can always start something new.  Whether it’s learning how to draw, to play cribbage, or to cook a souffle. If you’re willing. Learning and being pliable are two of the things that keep us young.

Anticipating the pins falling
Knocking down pins

My summer started with a friend inviting me to join his senior summer bowling league. Once I got passed that ‘senior’, I said why not.


Back in junior high school (over 40 years ago), I bowled on a local rec league. My greatest memories were accidentally wearing the lane’s bowling shoes to a school Christmas party (Red and gray striped shoes go with anything, right?) and having my elbow burned by a cigarette. Not the high points of my life.

It hasn’t gone as I expected. Continue reading “One Way to Stay Young”

It’s On The Tip of My Tongue

By Tim Suddeth

Tools a writer needs.We have all been captured by the power of words. Whether it was a line from a summer song, a love poem from a not-so-secret admirer, or a campfire tale that made your skin tingle; we well save been captured in the grip of used words.

On The Write Conversation, I wrote about how you can have that one perfect word in you writing toolbox. You can find the link here.

I would love for you to return and leave a comment about a well-turned phrase that has stuck in your mind.

Until next time, happy reading.