Category: Multimedia Monday

Stories are everywhere—written, spoken painted , or sculpted. We will take a look at them all, right here, each Monday.

Remember When

I never met Joseph Strauss, the chief engineer, but I saw him around a lot of times. I never shook hands with him or nothing. I was out there working. We were busy. We couldn’t leave and go shake hands with him. That was for the upper man. See, all the big shots were the…

Multimedia Influences

I have been hard at work in fits and spurts on my daily quota of words for National Novel Writing Month. I have no idea if I am writing chapters of a book or a collection of stories. At this point I am following the advice of former Oakland Raiders football coach, John Madden: “Don’t…

Night Fright

“We bombed, we killed; it was all a part of war…We had an enemy in front of us, and we had to prove that we were stronger and more prepared.” —Nadezhda Popova It might have something to do with Halloween, or perhaps it is just a twist of Fate, but yesterday afternoon I was doing…

Monday Muse

This coming Sunday is notable for two reasons: Daylight Savings Time ends (move your clocks back 1 hour) and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) begins. I will be participating in both events and look forward to the challenge. I have been dragging my feet this week and having an internal debate about whether or not…

Latitudes and Attitudes

Food was never a big deal to me when I was growing up. As a kid I was fortunate because we always had something to eat. I did not go hungry or intentionally miss meals because there was nothing to eat. That benefit came at the expense of both my parents having gone through the…

Deja Voo Doo

It is time for my weekly Multimedia Monday post and I am just not feeling it today. This feels more like a “weakly post” but bear with me, it might get better. I have been in a bit of transition in recent weeks. Part of me is gearing up for the NaNo challenge and the…

Do You Haiku?

Good morning, ladies and germs. Today marks the beginning of my foray into the land of Poetry. “There once was a pirate named Bates…” —yeah, we are not going to go there. I signed up to participate in the WordPress Writing 201: Poetry challenge to warm up for next month’s NaNoWriMo challenge. Over the next…