Author Archives: Julie the Jarhead

PODCAST: Pantsers vs Plotters

“Pantsers vs Plotters” is my latest WRITING STUFF Podcast on SoundCloud. Advertisements

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JOURNAL: Toxic people; 16 Jun 2018

My friend called me last night to talk with me. Well, more precisely, he called to talk at me. And talk, and talk. He really had no interest in what I wanted to say. If he did, he would have called me … Continue reading

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Death Mask (#99)

Death Mask I know it is going to happen. I have another of my recurring dreams, where I am walking with someone in a place that is both familiar and unfamiliar. Was it the beach, my old neighborhood, or a … Continue reading

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"Even Nazis can’t kill that fast." (Casablanca, 1942)

Victor Laszlo: And what if you track down these men and kill them, what if you killed all of us? From every corner of Europe, hundreds, thousands would rise up to take our places. Even Nazis can’t kill that fast.

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A garden-variety politician (From BROKEN WATCH)

Bob Grant was your garden-variety politician: a bully, a hypocrite, and an opportunist. A real throw-back, he was adept at getting things done for his neighbors and his core supporters. But on the flip side, he preferred strong-arm tactics to … Continue reading

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21 May 2018 will be my “Cut the Cord” Day

12 May 2018 Winchester Public Library Winchester, MA, USA CtCD – 9* *”Cut the Cord Day” minus Nine To paraphrase a well-known saying, “No one ever looked back on their life and said, “I wish I had spent more time … Continue reading

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JOURNAL: When ‘friends’ call you to talk on the phone when THEY want to.

I called my friend earlier last evening. She had called me twice before, once when I was at work — she doesn’t work — and once at about 9:40 p.m. If she had called me just to gab for ten … Continue reading

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