How to Handle an Uninvited Guest

BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “BE NICE” Belated thanks to Mom, my 7th grade Home Economics teacher, Emily Post  and Miss Manners (some of you may remember those last three). They each modeled, drilled, and cajoled me to learn how to be a gracious hostess. The...

Odyssey Storytelling- July 2021

Thursday July 15: Odyssey Storytelling’s July show is in the works. Our theme is “Mother,” which can hold a whole spectrum of stories.  Sharon Schneiderman hosts four tellers with true stories about, or being/having/knowing a mother, Mama,...

What a Year! Aka Things are Opening Up

“Things are Opening Up” With the relaxing and reduction of pandemic restrictions, a repeated phrase seems to be “things are opening up.” Some examples in my part of the desert (Tucson AZ): Restaurants-now more than patio or take-out dining. Gyms-longer...

Vaccines and Bayonets -Published!

A Timely Publication As  our current world opens up after 14 months of pandemic living with the COVID virus, members and special guests of the Eastside Writing Room gathered to celebrate Bee Bloeser’s just-published memoir depicting her time in Nigeria, and Equatorial...

My April Fools Day Playlist

Steeped in history, jokes, pranks, one-liners … and music. My coming of age era was the late 1950’s-1970’s. Here’s my playlist for April Fools Day. My particular earworm is “Chain of Fools”. What’s yours? “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers-...