Archives for category: Daily Prompt

Today’s Daily Prompt is: If you could spend the next year as someone radically different from the current “you” — a member of a different species, someone from a different gender or generation, etc. — who would you choose to be?

I haven’t written on a Daily Prompt for a while, but this one caught my eye as I reflect on what I want 2015 to be about. Read the rest of this entry »


I found this sitting as a draft. Thought to dust it off… Today’s (Aug. 30, 2014) Daily Prompt: Do you agree with Jane Fonda’s favorite exercise motto, “no pain, no gain?” Is it impossible to attain greatness without considerable hardship?

I remember Jane Fonda and the many hours I spent doing her exercise videos. Loved them! Those videos were good, and she was (and continues to be) right. Read the rest of this entry »

The Daily Prompt (for Oct. 4, 2014) asks: It’s the night before an important event: a big exam, a major presentation, your wedding. How do you calm your nerves in preparation for the big day?

Quite simply… I work hard to be ready ahead of time. When I know I’ve done my best to prepare, then that is all I need to calm my nerves. Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s Daily Prompt asks: When was the last time you were completely stumped by a question, a request, or a situation you found yourself in? How did you handle it?

I can’t remember the last time I was completely stumped by a question. This isn’t because it didn’t happen recently nor that it only happened a long time ago. Nope, I’m pretty sure it happens regularly enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s Daily Prompt: In a reversal of Big, the Tom Hanks classic from the 80s, your adult self is suddenly locked in the body of a 12-year-old kid. How do you survive your first day back in school?

I’d totally love it! I was an awkward 6th grader so I’d welcome the opportunity to do six grade with more style the second time around. But even more so, I love learning about the different generations. Having an opportunity to learn about this latest generation (Generation Z) firsthand would be fascinating. Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s Daily Prompt: Captain Picard was into Earl Grey tea; mention the Dude and we think: White Russians. What’s your signature beverage — and how did it achieve that status?

Please bear with me as I answer in poem. Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s Daily Prompt: Take a look at your bookcase. If you had enough free time, which book would be the first one you’d like to reread? Why?

Tough Question! If I had enough time to reread a book off my shelf, Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s Daily Prompt: What are some (or one) of the things about which you usually don’t trust your own judgment, and need someone’s else’s confirmation?

As I read this prompt, my mind wanders towards thoughts of “weaknesses.” That really isn’t right, though. No one person is good at everything. No one person knows everything. No one person has every right answer. So then, of course, it makes sense that there are “some (or one)” things in which we ask for someone else’s confirmation.

I have “some,” but I’ll speak about one. Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s Daily Prompt: Bacon and chocolate, caramel and cheddar… Is there an unorthodox food pairing you really enjoy? Share with us the weirdest combo you’re willing to admit that you like — and how you discovered it.

I can’t say that I have any strange food addictions.  Matter-of-fact, I think of food as simply fuel, and I’m not really a big cook. So, I don’t try too many unusual combinations. I will, however, share one which I LOVE, and it often surprises others when I tell them about it. It is popcorn and parmesan! Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s Daily Prompt asks:

It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t take an umbrella. An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find — it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts, books, and dust. The shop’s ancient proprietor walks out of the back room to greet you. Tell us what happens next.

I greet the proprietor, in return. We exchange some pleasantries and discuss the weather. I don’t make any excuses about why I stepped inside his store but rather admit that I do not tend to visit antique stores regularly. I wish I did. I loved “The Antique Roadshow” on PBS, but I never developed the habit of hunting down such treasures. Read the rest of this entry »