Bumper Sticker Philosophy 

My ELM brand of what I call Bumper Sticker Philosophy. Short stuff. Quick reads. Kind of like those bumper stickers on cars that you only see a flash of while driving and they get stuck in your mind. Some of these may too. WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Join the Nobody’s...

Eastside Writing Room -December 2020

The Eastside Writing Room has been “planting virtual writing seeds” since April and now in December, we’re ushering 2020 out and welcoming 2021 with anticipation and optimism. Join us each Tuesday in this final month of 2020 for a half hour or sharing writing...

The Butterfly Effect Possibilities

A Butterfly Effect Story A Director of Finance in Italy stared at the check with many zeros after a 7. She had no idea what promoted this unexpected generous donation. Her 16-year-old high school intern looked over her shoulder and muttered, “Maybe it’s like...

This Doesn’t Belong to Me

Cleaning up after a party: “Where did this come from?”   Shrug. “Doesn’t belong me.” Those leftover things that don’t belong to you. Sometimes it’s a sweater. A cake plate. Eyeglasses. Or an umbrella or gloves – if you live in certain regions of the US. It’s...

Our Days- July 2020

Sheltering at Home My husband and I are still sheltering at home. Tragically the COVID numbers in Arizona are up. We wear masks and gloves out in public (when we have to go out) and keep a CDC home. We still have socially distanced driveway breakfasts/coffee time with...