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Friday, March 27, 2009

Hello, brain?

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted anything. One would think there is nothing rolling around in my mind worth talking about.

As a matter of fact, when I see other people's posts I do wonder whether I should just delete this whole thing. They sound so spiritual and deep. Sometimes I feel that way, but other times I just need to "talk."

But speaking of the brain, I was alerted to an article on smells and Alzheimer's. Pretty interesting. Did you know that you can take a scratch and sniff test to determine if you are at risk for Alzheimer's? Cinnamon, cloves, almond, lilac, peppermint. Etc. Seems that losing the "attachment" of an odor to its name is a clue to whether the rest of the brain glue is starting to lose its grip.

I'm afraid to sniff this one out, how about you?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

You Should Write a Book

It has been said that each person has one good book in them. Maybe. Maybe not.

So, when Ingrid said that I should write a book, I laughed. "About what?" "Well, you could start with devotions taken from your blog."

Hmmmmm. Working in the publishing industry has jaded me just slightly to that prospect. I don't have a "pulpit" nor do I have a name anyone would recognize outside of my own four walls. Maybe if the whole family each bought a copy... no. No publisher would touch that.

She said that if I spent as much time writing as I did reading, I'd have a book done in no time. Might be true, but might not be a good one, either.

I read the blogs of the authors I know. And I know how hard they work on writing. It is a discipline and a never-ending endeavor - attending writing workshops to hone the craft, doing research, writing, editing, writing, editing. And you have to have fairly thick skin for the editors and critics out there.

Really, she brought up something that tells me I don't have thick enough skin... I don't even allow anonymous comments on this blog! :-)

Until now ...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Funny Lot

Man, he is a funny lot.
When it's cold, he wants it hot.
When it's hot, he wants it not.
Man, he is a funny lot.

That's me to a "t". Busy, busy during the week and wishing for a breather. Now, with no one in the house, I'm so totally bored I don't know what to do with myself. Don't want to waste time by watching TV. Don't want to gain another five pounds by grazing through the pantry. So, perhaps I'll go watch a nice sunset.

Seems to be an appropriate end to the week.