First loves don’t last

There came a point when carrying a rubber hammer in my car for whamming on the alternator became embarrassing. There also came a point when getting a ride home from the tow truck driver became ridiculous. That was the point I was at with my navy blue Acclaim. I had always felt a little resentment… Continue reading First loves don’t last

Memoir & Life Stories

Growing a Baby – Journey of a Mother

The Penis Chronicles presents “Growing a Baby – Journey of a Mother”   The bright florescent lighting in the main bath barely casts any light into the aged and worn shower stall. The dimness is intensified by the faded grey tile displaying calcium build-ups like a medal of honour. The water just won’t reach the… Continue reading Growing a Baby – Journey of a Mother

Memoir & Life Stories

Child vs Adult

I created this post in response to a fun writing exercise from Patti Miller’s book Writing Yourself: A journey of discovery the revised and expanded 2001 edition (original 1994). The exercise can be found on page 99, “Workshop IV: Finding Your Voice.” Basically, you take a memory and write about it in the present tense… Continue reading Child vs Adult

A to Z Blogging

A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter D for Diaper Cream

The two of them were so small. I remember thinking how hard could it be to watch two fast moving toddlers for a few hours? I watched the two of them run down the hall on tiny little legs, the best of friends since boy met girl at 8 months old. They rounded the corner… Continue reading A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter D for Diaper Cream

Writer's Tool Box

101 Writing Prompts

Looking for some prompts, somewhere to jump off from? Look no further. Below are 101 prompts broken down into groups of 25 under the categories of creative writing, general, memoir/life stories, and anything goes. Anything goes works for any of the categories already mentioned as well as poetry, photography, drawing or whatever your creative medium… Continue reading 101 Writing Prompts

Coffee Blog

“Coffee is a language in itself.” – Jackie Chan

I love coffee. I love coffee dates. The last few weeks have been hectic with company, appointments, school trips, soccer practice, gardening, and the general stuff of life.  As you can imagine, I am very excited to sit down and have a coffee with you. I love this idea of “If we were having coffee…” because for… Continue reading “Coffee is a language in itself.” – Jackie Chan