Tag Archives: Cats

Stay At Home and Stay Away #personalspace #socialdistancing

Whenever in a crisis, I always want to pare down, live a simpler life, stop trying to be some kind of social (media) butterfly. It’s how I cope. Remember, I’m an introvert.

Down With COVID-19. Up With Nature and Cats. #MondayBlogs #Nature #Cats

My reprieve from the COVID-19 call center was only for a few days. (You can read about my stomach-churning anticipation here and actual experience here.) By Thursday, my division was being asked to ante up again. At one point, my boss wanted me to literally drop everything and high-tail it back to the call center. […]
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44 Hours in a COVID-19 Call Center #coronavirus #storytelling

Reflections on 44 hours in a call center for coronavirus information. What worked, what didn’t.

Picking Up After Others #makeAmericabeautifulagain #leaveonlyfootprints

I have a favorite pond near where I work. It’s small, roughly a half mile in diameter and shaped like a stretched-out kidney. It often plays host to dozens of pond sliders (turtles), minnow-like fish, and large birds such as blue herons and egrets. The pond sits across the intersection, diagonal to my office building. […]
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Searching and Listening #MondayBlogs #Nature #Florida

I don’t know what I want. I can’t return to the past, even if Ted’s house was still standing, its original architecture intact. This city–Tallahassee–nor the state itself has opened my heart like a tin can.

This, That, and the Other #amwriting #cats

Writers are flocking to Medium now because everyone wants that chance to make thousands of dollars a month. I’d be happy with tens of dollars a month.

With Apologies to Mr. Poe #Halloween2019 #nevermore

Black hair spills to the floor Skin alabaster, lips azure A raven pecks at the windowpane I weep, tear my clothes Doctors shake their heads Oh, my Lenore You promised us evermore I lie beside her Hot breath against cold cheek Take her icy hand from her breast Feel her fingers twitch, then grip mine […]
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Notions and Sundries #amthinking #amprocrastinating

Wondering about unsolicited writing advice from strangers, whether I should frog my latest knitting project, and what good is LinkedIn for a writer.

Three Reasons Why I Can’t Quit My Day Job #cats #don’tquityourdayjob

Well, I can’t quit just yet. For those who read my post last week (click here if you need a refresher), let me assure you that all is now well in the Bailey & Brown household. Still, it was a rough week. Now, here are the reasons why I have to keep my day job […]
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Mi Casa, Su Casa #amwriting #MondayBlogs

Still under construction. Mind that step. Things are changing around here. Just baby steps right now, but so far I’m enjoying the process. As I’ve already written about here and here, I’m trying to give my blog a more professional appearance. At least more organized. I’ll settle for that. I’ve added a page for my […]
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