Tag Archives: rewriting

Things I Paid my Daughter $1 to Do

Today my 10 year-old asked me if she could save up and buy a kiddie pool to put in the back yard. My mommy mercenary ears went a-buzzing! Cheap labor! A way out of doing housework chores I have been dreading! Yeah! “Sure, sweetheart. Do you want to start today?” “Do you mean ‘money jobs’?” […]

The Sign of a Wasted Life

My friend has a plaque in her kitchen: “A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.” Is there a corollary that says a dirty house is a sign of an unwasted life? I’m not sure. All I know is that I’ve now proven to myself indisputably that a clean house and concentrated writing […]

Too Early for Boston Baked Beans?

I had to ask myself this morning, is 9:00 a.m. too early for Bush’s Best Boston Baked Beans? And then I opened a can and heated them up in the microwave and ate a bowl of the delicious molasses and brown sugar flavored legumes and said, no. 9:00 a.m. is probably too LATE for them. […]