I read an article about failed TV spinoffs that mentioned the Pebbles and Bam-Bam cartoon. Obviously, the correct spelling of Bam-Bam didn’t stick with me and I refuse to use it now. I didn’t view the cartoon as a failure. It’s one of my favorite memories of childhood Saturday mornings. More on that after the… Read More Lost Saturday Mornings
The most fulfilling thing I’ve done lately is mentor elementary-school students in creative writing. We focus on writing stories, without worrying about whether it’s a book or a novella or a short story. The kids are enjoying it and I’m loving it. Once every week or every other week, I spend a couple of hours… Read More Authors Crew: We Write Stories
Today, Small Pond brings you its first (and hopefully last) Medical Vocabulary Lesson. The medical phrase for today is Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). A TIA is also known as a mini-stroke. It has the same symptoms as a stroke, but resolves completely without doing any damage to your brain. The transient part means that symptoms… Read More Pay Attention to Yourself
If you follow any boardgame groups, the name Massive Darkness is probably familiar to you. It’s from CMON (Cool Mini or Not) and was hugely popular on Kickstarter. They raised over $3.5 million! I backed it and it’s a lot of fun.
My January posts have centered on reading, and this one will start the same. But I promise to throw in a few cute Riley pics to entertain you along the way. By the way, you can add another throw pillow and a wallet to the list of destroyed items. In past years, I’ve looked at… Read More 28 Days for Reading and Challenges
Every now and then I find what I’m pretty sure is a secret message for me. Come on, don’t act like that’s such a crazy idea. Secret messages are all around us, right? Anyway, this one came in a library book from the Chester Country Library. Inside Writing Magic was an old checkout slip.
Perhaps a 2018 resolution should be no one-star books on the final read list. This is why I started abandoning books. Yet I kept reading the books below until I was done. Why? Reading bad books is not how I want to spend my time. I only made eight mistakes. Reading mistakes, that is. I’m… Read More This Is Why I Abandon Books