Grapevines really talk!

Grapevines really talk! And I do mean the plant kind, not just the people kind. I suspect most of us think the office grapevine got called that because grapevines spread rapidly, from a very small root to where they cover yards of concrete or brick wall, especially here in Southern … Read more…

A Dream Scrambling to Survive

Most of us, as creative people, are scrambling to earn a living, or worse these days, trying to put money away for looming retirement. For creative people, it has always been difficult to earn enough money to live, let alone save any of it. Today’s various forms of digital media … Read more…

An After-Christmas Sale

Department managers at my day job elected to have the holiday party after the holidays for a number of reasons. One of them was that “everyone is too busy to get together before then.” A second reason was that it would avoid a conflict of cultural celebrations, if we held … Read more…

Happy New Year!

There are a few hours yet to go until the stroke of midnight, although my home family welcomed in the New Year some four hours ago. Not that a subway workers’ strike helped in the slightest. Always, there are those who take advantage of others for their own gain; they … Read more…

It’s over for another year

Sometimes I feel as though I am the only person who is happy when Christmas is over. It isn’t right; I shouldn’t feel this way. But with all the hustle and bustle, and the wonderful lighted displays, excited children, and smiling adults’ faces, the season is so much work for … Read more…

What Do We Write in December?

It’s the time of year when we really have to make a concentrated effort to write anything not related to Christmas, or the holiday season! This includes our overseas Christmas cards. Half of them are done, but the other half require that at least a short letter be included, since … Read more…