Forward….MARCH!

So here we are on February 25th and March is knocking on our door. This year seems to really be flying by, but winter is still hanging on with it’s fingernails dug right into my sunshine wishes. Hopefully, we’re running out of cold winter days though, at least that’s what Punxsutawney Phil would like us to…

The First Time

There are moments in life that you don’t forget. Your first kiss. Your first crush. And the first time you hold a gun in your hands and pull the trigger. The sounds of sirens are muted by your own memories as they explode in your mind. You remember the good times and not the times…

Foxy Ladies – Asian Fox Sprits

Welcome back to Myth Perceptions. As promised last month, I’m continuing my research into shapeshifters around the world. This month’s stop is Asia as I began researching the kitsune, or Japanese fox spirit. Image from Fox Spirits Website Kitsune are magical beings who appear as foxes but can also assume human form. These fox spirits…

The Grammys!

On February 10, 2013, recording artists convened at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for “Music’s Biggest Night”, the 55th annual Grammy awards. It was an interesting night for a couple of reasons. One, it had been a year since the death of Whitney Houston cast a pall over the proceedings and two, everyone was…

A Valentine for my (PIA) Valentine

My husband is a pain in the …. well, you know.  Seriously! He drives me crazy! He’s the kind of man who sweats the small stuff – a traffic light turning red, the printer running out of paper when he needs a quick printout, things like that. Big stuff too, like when he inadvertently records…

Be Your Valentine

The countdown is on until the 14th. The stress for Valentine’s Day is going to be worth it though, right? A dozen red flowers waiting and lovely rose petals strewn across the floor, leading the way to where passion awaits; white candles flickering and alight, shining the way to an inviting bedroom. It’ll be a…

Hold Onto Your Hats. We’re Moving at a Clip!

Books, Movies, Movies, Books. Say that five times. Fast. Faster. That’s the speed at which you have to read this blog entry. There’s much to be learned from movies to do with writing, but let’s focus on… pacing. (Did you see the way I slowed you right down with the use of the ellipses?) Recently…