Category: History

Cave Dwelling with Gobo and Eugene

Greetings, from "the editing cave" where I'm busy revising The Love Square. Here's a list of some things I've learned: I have a lot of "staring" happening. He stared at her, she stared at him, etc. etc. I'm working on it, people. There's no good word for a female half-laugh-- "giggle" sounds too silly and "chuckled" … Continue reading Cave Dwelling with Gobo and Eugene

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Reflections on the Eve of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This past summer we traveled to Washington, D.C. for a short vacation and visited the MLK Memorial. You can read about the memorial on the National Park Service website by clicking here. The Memorial is breathtaking. The statue of Dr. King is huge, and his famous quotes are carved into the walls surrounding. Here is … Continue reading Reflections on the Eve of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Pour Some Sugar

On the way to work today, Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me" played on the radio. That song always jets me back to high school at warp speed. I sang along in the van. "Love is like a bomb, baby, c'mon get it on. Living like a lover with a red owwf on." Wait. … Continue reading Pour Some Sugar

Dad’s “Magic”- A Guest Post by Linda (My Mom)

Hi Everyone! I'm still busy NaNo-ing. So far I'm doing well and I'm on track to finish. "Embracing the suck," as they say.  In the meantime, WOAW keeps chugging along with a guest post by my mother, Linda.  You may recall that I wrote this post about my grandfather, my Gido.  That's my mom's dad. … Continue reading Dad’s “Magic”- A Guest Post by Linda (My Mom)

Gram’s Patriotism

Happy 4th of July! I wanted to share a quick post tonight about my paternal grandmother, Dorothy. Her life was a story, but tonight I want to share something I learned about her in her death. When "Gram" died a couple of years ago at the age of 88, she had planned her entire funeral … Continue reading Gram’s Patriotism

Roller Boogie

Back in the early 1980's roller skating was huge, in my part of the world at least. I think it started with Roller Boogie, a 1979 film starring Linda Blair (of The Exorcist). Best. Movie. Ever. Okay, maybe not "ever," but pretty freakin' awesome. Roller Boogie was the tale of Terry Barkley (Blair) and Bobby James … Continue reading Roller Boogie