Are Serial Killers Sexy?

The end of Dexter  is near, and I must say, I will miss those cargo pants. There is something about when his mask comes down and you see the real him…yes, my name is Tina and I find fictional serial killers sexy. Well, let me put this all in context. During my last meeting with…

Oh Boy, Elvy’s Waffles!

      Yeast Waffles with Whipped Cream and Maple Syrup My older Grandkids spent the night a while back, and I spoiled them with the best waffles in the world on Sunday morning. This recipe is my own, culled from a lot of other recipes, and a few of my own inspirations. My grandson cut…

Mermaids – Before Ariel or Love Gets You in the End

Mermaids – Half Woman, Half Fish, Totally IntriguingSo many lovely myths to explore.So many strange tales to share.Where do I begin?Where else?The Little MermaidHowever, not the cute version beautifully illustrated by Disney, but with the original story by Hans Christian Andersen. The Litte Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen – Wikipedia When I was young, one of my…

In Honor of Loving Day

As a wife and mother of three it amazes me that only 46 years ago, my family wouldn’t have been legal!  On June 12, Alexa Day and I participated in the Loving Day Blog Hop to celebrate the anniversary of the  Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated laws that prohibited interracial marriage.  ************************ Why I write…

My Gutted Heart

Regret can make sleeping hard at night. Worries can circle you like vultures ready to consume your dying and drying corpse. And instead of seeing the beauty, you pluck out your eyes in order to be blind to what is around you. Trapped, surrounded, the illusions have become your reality, and then, your sleepless hours…

Mind Games: Be afraid…be very afraid!

The other day as I was doing a mass delete of my junk mail, I spotted a subject line that halted my finger in mid-click: “Neuromagic : Tricks of the Mind.” I think by now everyone knows of my fascination for the tricks our minds play on ourselves and each other. So rather than consigning…

Virtual World Writer’s and Reader’s Colony

This is a Writer’s and Reader’s Colony I am hosting at Nara’s Nook– a group of virtual world regions I maintain. I have been teaching authors how to access and use the wonderful resources available in virtual worlds for some time now. In launching my own virtual worlds I give authors and readers who are…

I Don’t See Nothing Wrong with a Little PDA

By Alexa Day Mark your calendar for June 20. It’s a Thursday. You’ll want to go out. What’s the occasion? Well, it seems a whole holiday has been set aside for public displays of affection. June 20 is National PDA Day, and I know you’ll want to participate, even if you don’t really want to…