Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Jules Bass passed away

I missed that Jules Bass of Rankin & Bass passed away in October. Arthur Rankin passed in 2014. A big thank you to them both: your work still brings warmth and magic to adults and children. What a legacy.

This video has put together their specials in one place plus the vintage commercials that played with them.

Rankin Bass specials plus CBS commercials

Saturday, December 3, 2022

it's a lovely day

Lizzy is a refined traveler, thank you very much.

Disney World 2022 trip: ferry

You can tell it's vacation because I'm up early without complaining. 
We got in the road when we wanted and the Cape May ferry was a nice way to start. Their announcement said, "Thank you from taking a break from the ordinary" and that sums it up nicely.
We were right at the stern so we had a good view even without getting out of the car although we did get out for coffee, a little breakfast, and to look around.
John and the pups are in the truck waiting for me.
A man and his dog in his truck for a road trip. 

The dogs have settled down, the rain has stopped, and our next milestone is the Chesapeake tunnel.

We're in Maryland!

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Writing update: Chapter 1

Writing update:

I worked on Chapter 1 yesterday. I had done it before so it was mostly correctly grammar, removing passive voice, that kind of thing.

Tonight I'm working on chapter 2. I need to reinvent the world building or at least a good amount of it, so this will take longer. I want to catch the absurdity of this environment without draining the seriousness the characters are in.

Let's see if the brain works.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Back to the writing board

 A professional writer I admire and respect has returned to writing; she shared her progress on her new book and I'm so excited to read it.

But it also reminded me how i promised myself and my friend Martha's memory that I would finish my very first draft of my book. So inspired by Susan, I'll post my progress here. Sort of an accountability and way to stay excited.

I will start those posts with "Writing update:" so you can skip them if you're not interested.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

who's that in the mirror?

I was feeling good, that I was a good deal skimmer etc. Then I saw myself in the mirror and raised in the old, fat woman in it. 😔