Category Archives: Opinion

The P Word (Revisited)

Today’s prompt reminded me of a piece I wrote a couple of years back. I decided to dust it off and re-post since the word’s overuse still makes me cringe. Please excuse my lack of creativity on this lazy day … Continue reading

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Celebrating Cake

 MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark All the sweet, green icing flowing down Someone left the cake out in the rain I don’t think that I can take it ’cause it took so long to bake it And I’ll … Continue reading

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Searching for the Root of Good and Evil

Since the celebration of the web’s twenty-fifth birthday, I’ve been pondering the question of how human behavior has changed as a result of the overwhelming volume of information and entertainment literally at our finger tips. God knows there’s been endless … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the War Raging In America

As an introvert, I have a tendency to process my thoughts internally. As a writer, this personality type significantly impacts the way I express thoughts and emotions.  I’ve been described (accurately I’ll admit) as emotionally closed.  Research shows, individuals who … Continue reading

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TV: How Do I Hate Thee

  I’ve been on a writing hiatus for a while now.  Rather than spending time staring into an irradiated laptop screen, my days have been filled with outdoor pursuits such as sea turtle patrol, swimming pool maintenance, or people watching … Continue reading

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Shame on You Mackenzie Dawson

Today, NY Post Contributing Editor, Mackenzie Dawson is basking in the love glow from millions of adoring moms following her tired little”working mom’s open letter”.  Never mind the fact that the whole “open letter” concept is both cheap and hackneyed, the … Continue reading

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Hi, My Name is Phil and I’m a……..

Presenting at last night’s Oscar ceremonies Robert DeNiro made the following observation on writers: “The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination and consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing and soul-crushing … Continue reading

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