Music and Memories

Garth Brooks, a popular country artist from the 1990’s, played for three nights in Fort Lauderdale this weekend. It is amazing to me that someone can be out of the music scene for years and return to such adoring fans. His retirement in 2000 was short lived. He signed on to perform on the weekends …

A Trip to the Art Fair

I had the pleasure of attending the Las Olas Art Festival last week. It was inspiring to see artists making a living from their art and hearing the inspiration for what they do. I saw many types of art that I had never thought of or heard before. I encountered two artists that I found particularly …

Why Don’t They Run Out of Social Security Numbers?

I have always wondered about this. Why don’t they run out of Social Security Numbers? Upon hearing this question most people suggest the numbers are reused  when people die. This is not the case. They don’t recycle social security numbers. Finally, I asked a math teacher and she explained that there are nine numbers and ten combinations for …

Tips to Start Writing

There are three types of people in the world. The first, people who have no interest in writing. I envy them because they can live their lives carefree without the guilt that they should be writing. They can watch TV, play video games, or read a book without being jealous that they didn’t write the …

The Writer’s Almanac

Visit The Writer’s Almanac daily to start (or end) your day with a contemporary poem and some interesting facts about something that happened this day in history or about someone intriguing in history. Don’t want to read? There is an audio version. Today’s poem Squatting paints a picture of rural men taking time to sit …

Art to Self

Do you like reading books with pictures? I hate to admit it but I usually don’t like the pictures that are included in fiction books. However, I read something recently that discussed the relationship between words and pictures and how pictures can add to the image, the image can add to the words, or they …