Zooming After One Year

Early Zooming- March 2020 Ah, remember the old days when we first started Zooming. Little black boxes with views of the tops of people’s heads. “Can you hear me?” “Can you see me?” “Where’s the chat?” “Huh?” “Wait. Wait.” And the self-talk. Good grief! I look so pale/...

Expect the Unexpected

When my husband and I spent the Christmas holidays in New York City it was a homecoming for me. In 1969 I had gone straight from graduating Wagner College to a third floor walk-up in a renovated brownstone and then over to West End Ave. a few years later. The upper...

Just Bag It- Safety is possible during COVID19

Sometimes brainstorms turn out to be… well, something else. COVID19 has reawakened my reduce/reuse/recycle cognitive file.   Brainstorm: Realizing kitchen trash bags are a rare commodity, I decided to sanitize all those used grocery bags we save to use as trash...

Some Writing Advice That Was Easy To Take

Most writing advice that I’ve put to good use has had to be of the kind that made me say, “Yeah I can see myself doing that.” One such piece of writing advice that was delightful for me: Make a list of five writers that you enjoy reading. Read their books again. What...

Why Not Subscribe to the Blog?

Going through my email list this morning I realized I’ve got an eclectic grouping of readers. The main focus of my ELM newsletter has been for writers (who also have become work colleagues, friends, and major cheerleaders.). This occasional newsletter list also...