Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018

Link of the Week – Bedsheet Escape

February 13, 2018

Don’t know about you, but I’ve often thought about how I would escape a burning building—or prison—several stories up. Now I know how, thanks to another tactical survival skill post by The Art of Manliness.


Hump Day Kick Start – Have a Drink on Me Edition

February 7, 2018

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Or as my hubby calls it — Commercialism Day. So in honor of the special day, I give you today’s prompt. Who is our couple? New lovers blossoming over bubbly? Old friends rekindling a romance? Are they celebrating the holiday or something more personal, like an anniversary, a closed deal, or a successful heist? What if this was a seductive powerplay by rival lawyers, a Hollywood mogul, or an international spy.

What’s your take? Tell me a tale or caption the pic. I’d love to hear from you.

Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #24

January 31, 2018

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.


E.T. phones home for today’s prompt. Are these creatures really from outer space? If so, who are they and where are they going? Are they intergalactic plant-to-planet vacuum cleaner salesmen? Could they be a part of the Rebel Force? On their way to a party hosted by Marvin the Paranoid Android? What if they’re not aliens at all. Maybe they are cosplay fans driving an SUV decked out as a rocket ship and took a wrong turn. Or government agents with their latest “catch”. And what does our guy who has stumbled upon the scene do?

Share your ideas and/or post your creations, even if it’s just a line or two. I’d love to hear them.

Link of the Week – Alt Text & SEO

January 30, 2018

Here’s a great blog post from Wix on driving traffic to your website using pictures. The right Alt Text is super important to your SEO. Read more below for great tips.


Hump Day Kick Start – Train Hopping Edition

January 24, 2018

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

The destinations are endless.

Who are our prompts today? Vagabonds? Wayward teens? Adventurers? Where are they going? Wherever the tracks lead them? Maybe they are down on their luck and headed to another town in search of opportunity. Or maybe they are running from something—an ex, zombies, the flu. Are they exhausted and being hunted? Who is after them? The good guys or the bad? Why? Had they gotten themselves wrapped up in a scandal or murder? Could they just be protesting the high cost of a train ticket?

What’s your take? Tell me a tale or caption the pic. I’d love to hear from you.

Link of the Week – Cell Phone Battery Fires

January 23, 2018

I’m pretty sure that if I ever got lost in the wilderness, I’m not going to last long, especially if it gets cold. I’m by no means a city girl and I’d put in a good effort. But…the cold. Yeah, I’m like one of those frozen lizards falling out of the trees in Florida. Can’t. Move. Must conserve energy. I’m just useless. But should I ever find myself stranded in the unforgiving boonies without the proper essentials, I might be able to start a fire with my cell phone to keep warm.

The Art of Manliness is once again looking out for us with another great survival tip with starting a fire using a cell phone battery.