Life

Never Lose Sight

By on November 5
collage of Evelyn Dortch driving Never lose Sight gratitude

I need to get me a little notebook to keep with me all the time to jot stuff down in or maybe there is a program or app.  There’s an app for that! There is something about having a little notebook and actually writing on a page that makes it seem more like a writer more real than just sending texts to yourself.  I am going to get me a little notebook.  A cute little notebook, that is not so small that I can’t see but is small enough to fit in a small purse or my bra, so I can carry it around with me.  I also need to start taking pictures of “characters” and collecting them so that I can have a visual reference for characters plus I love taking pictures.  Oh add photographer to my list of professions.  I am a community organizer, activist, social worker, writer, mother, and photographer oh and a Mimzy.

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A Six Toed Cat with a Cheshire Smile

By on November 3
RIP Miss Kita

Today is an exercise in futility and is just me throwing random words together on paper to make random sentences to turn them into paragraphs of nonsensical randomized bullshit that is not even good bullshit.  Being the Queen of Bullshit you would think this would be much better but alas even the Queen has an off day.  Even the tiara is not working today. 1,811 words and counting.  I need to reach 2,500 before I can rest.

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NaNoWriMo Challenge Accepted

By on November 1
writing NaNoWriMo challenge

I just found out National Novel Writing Month exists and I have accepted the challenge.  This month will be a practice in self-discipline and writing.  I have to write over 1,600 words per day to reach the goal of 50,000 in a month.  Not sure if I will even get a novel out of this or just become more committed to writing. I have no idea what I am doing so most of this will probably be train of thought with maybe some good stuff showing up.

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Life

What is it with TV?

By on September 1
TV control keep watching

What is it with TV? TV takes up entirely too much of everyone’s time.  We know this yet we watch and watch and watch.  The average american watches 5 hours of TV a day. We just sit on our ever expanding asses and watch. We consume cheap TV shows and fake news just like we consume processed food and disposable products. Not only is all these hours of watching TV making us fat but it is making us dumber.  Does real life suck so much that we have to dull ourselves with mindless hours of TV?  Maybe we are just so frustrated with our own lives that we escape into other people’s lives on TV.  Ever notice how no one on TV actually sits and watches TV? Time to turn the TV off and find out what life is all about.

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Writing

Inspiration from a Dirty Plaster Wall

By on August 29

I was looking through some old writing notebooks today and came across this.

The intoxicating scent of sandalwood and myrrh filled the air as the bedside lamp highlighted the imperfections of the ancient plaster wall.  The dust of the ages gave the wall a regal patina of antiquity.  The oils from a thousand hands had polished the window ledge to perfection.  Never had I seen a wall with such history in one small area.  The sheer silk curtain danced on the breeze and stirred the scents and the senses.

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Life

A Childhood Memory

By on August 27
Evelyn Dorth's Great Grandparents Flotie Drake Douglas and Jake Douglas memory

I woke up to the smell of bacon and the sounds of the men preparing for a day of long hard work.  I heard the women singing hymns as they rattled the pans on the stove.  I heard the creak of the old oven door, the sound of homemade biscuits.  I peered out the window and watched the soft mist rise as the first rays of sun glinted over the mountain.  I knew I was home.

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Dear Miss “I Need a Man”

By on August 25
Quote from Evelyn Dortch u don't need a man

Don’t be afraid to be alone. You don’t need a man to complete you. You need a man to compliment you. If he’s not supporting you on your journey then you need to get rid of him. You are already doing it all by yourself. Stop lying to yourself and saying “If I love him enough, I know I can change him”. It’s time to love yourself and take care of you for once. Too often we spend our whole lives taking care of everyone else. The kids, the parents, the dog, the house, the man. We forget to take care of the most important person – ourselves – until it’s too late and we are overwhelmed and on the verge of throwing in the towel. It’s time to stop worrying about how clean the house is, how respectful the kids are, how sweet your man is and start worrying about YOU.

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