WHY WE EXAGGERATE

WHY WE EXAGGERATE  My mind turned to the phenomena of exaggeration as I perused Goodreads.  Imagine my surprise when I found the following posts:  LIFETIME BOOKS READ B    34,068 S     49,997 L     86,495 J     504,944 REALLY? If J. is 50 years old, he/she would have...

HONORING OUR VETERANS

Note:  This blog was first published on Patti Shene’s Over 50 Writer’s Blog on Veteran’s Day, 2020. This Veteran’s Day I would like to pay tribute to a special veteran in my life, my dad, Second Lieutenant Albert Theodore Watson Senior (October 14,...

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD SELF?

During a recent podcast interview, host Terry Shepherd asked me what advice I would give my eighteen-year-old self.  Frankly, I was stumped.  My reply was that I would say ‘yes’ when asked to take on a task or project that I was unsure I could master.  Later, I would...

HOME REPAIRS

I insist on doing home repairs.  Why?  The main reason is, I’m cheap!  I don’t really remember my dad doing many home repairs while I was growing up.  In fact, I can’t remember who fixed the toilets.  My mother, however, would do interior painting. When I first...