While I was writing about the woes of taking a writer to the movies, I remembered my own childhood, and having to tell my dad: “just sit back and watch…” I was too young to know the phrase “suspension of disbelief” but I understood the concept. To my dad’s credit, he was trying to teach […]Read More Never take a scientist to a Science Fiction Movie
Once or twice a year, I take my phone off the hook, go ‘back home’ and go to the movies… all weekend. I catch up on movies that I haven’t seen in a while, brush up on the originals when there are sequels in the theater so that they’re fresh in my mind, but mostly […]Read More Never take a writer to the movies
(This poem is dedicated to a friend who lost someone they loved, and never got to tell them, and to all my friends and loved ones, old, new and yet to come.) This dance, this madcap dance. We move like planets in orbit around the sun, We touch like leaves swaying in the breeze never […]Read More This Dance (a poem by M.T. Decker)
I used to like yard sales, a lot. I loved going through things and finding lost treasures; getting a good deal. And then I grew older, and more to the point I joined the Reserves (not the Military Reserves, but the Deputy Sheriff’s Reserves.) Then I saw the traffic hazards. Then I saw people parking randomly […]Read More Things I used to like
I could never get the laugh right. I mean, I’ve tried. Who hasn’t? But I’m never sure if it’s Bwahaha or Mwahahah… and it usually comes out as more of a chortle than an actual laugh. Heck, the very idea of an ‘evil laugh’ makes me giggle, and giggling just isn’t evil. There’s too much […]Read More Why I will never make it as a villian.
Whenever I hear the old adage:”Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach,” I get annoyed. I admit, while I have had teachers who didn’t know what they were talking about, the truth in this statement, as I see it, is that it reflects more on the person making the statement than on teachers. Truth […]Read More Teaching, an alternative way of learning
I hereby dedicate this post to those of us trying to stay awake on a Monday Morning. Cherry-Amaretto, Chocolate-Caramel Mocha. Heavenly, sublime and oh so tasty. Oh, thank heaven for 7-11. Of course, you can’t do it a just any 7-11. You have to find one that has the right flavoured creamers in their coffee […]Read More My Best Iced Coffee to Date: