Today is April 24, the day after Shakespeare’s birth and death days. I’m almost caught up with Discover Prompts! This entry is for day 22, the word “tempo.” I see a theme, musical notes in my life and across these prompts. I also studied Latin in college and grad school. Tempo – time, the rate… Read More Discover Prompts – Day 22: Tempo
It’s April 23, Shakespeare’s birth and death days. I’m still a bit behind on Discover Prompts. Here’s an entry for Day 18 – New. Every day, I grow more self-conscious about getting older. My skin is changing. My hair is thinning. My paunch is expanding, though it’s not big by most standards, big for me… Read More Discover Prompts: Day 18 – New
Today is April 23, Shakespeare’s birth and death days. I’m still catching up on Discover Prompts: Day 17 – Distance. A couple days ago, I saw the word “distance” in Discover Prompts and immediately thought of the book, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe. I was working on a Ph.D. long… Read More Discover Prompts: Day 17 – Distance
Hello. This is April 23, Shakespeare’s Birth and Death days. I’m still a bit behind on Discover Prompts for April, but I’ll be caught up tomorrow. Root canals have a way of interrupting the daily flow. I make no excuses. Just the facts. All my life, I’ve been a fast mover. I was very skinny… Read More Discover Prompts: Day 16: Slow
Today is Earth Day, April 22. I’m still catching up on Discover Prompts for April. Day 15 prompt is the word “scent.” I’ve never really had a stronger sniffer. I can smell okay, but it just wasn’t overpowering. For a long time, I smoked and I grew up in a smoke-filled house, so that dulled… Read More Discover Prompts: Day 15 – Scent
Today is Earth Day, April 22. I’m a bit behind on Discover Prompts. This entry is for the word “book.” I spent most of my life pursuing advanced degrees in English literature, English language, and linguistics, as well as teaching college English. So books are like basic building blocks in my life. I read every… Read More Discover Prompts: Day 14 – “Book”
I’m a bit behind in Discover Prompts. Day 13 is the word “Teach.” Today is April 22 – Earth Day. I’ve always taken exception to the phrase, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” I came by the teaching profession almost by accident. But I later realized I had been a teacher most of… Read More Discover Prompts: Day 13 – Teach
It’s Earth Day, April 22. Happy Earth Day to everyone. (I’m a bit behind on Discover Prompts, so here goes to catching up. Day 12 – Light) It’s easy to get lost in the fog of uncertainty and routine. Especially now. Day after day drifts into one another like linked train cars following, being pulled… Read More Discover Prompts: Day 12 – The “light” of day
I had braces for 5 years. I got braces (and glasses) during the first week of my senior year in high school (rah!). The braces straightened my teeth but did nothing for my bite. Try as we might (aggressive retainer, palate expander, rubber bands rubber bands rubber bands), we could never correct the cross-bite. I… Read More Discover Prompts: Day 11 – Bite.
I once taught a class called “Road Trip!” with an exclamation trip. It was a sophomore-level introduction to literature course focused on the journey as metaphor. On the reading list was Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, a book that I really don’t like very much. The other works featured road trips of a kind, starting… Read More Discover Prompts Day 10 – Orchestrate: Eastward, Ho!