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I Can’t Write 1700 Words a Day

I don't know what I was thinking when I pledged to write 1700 words every day during November. I was coming off my Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop and really thought I could do it. I can't. I can't write 1700 words a day. I've got too many other things going on that need to be addressed NOW, that by the time I get to writing

I Can’t Write 1700 Words a Day2022-11-10T09:53:50-06:00

What’s the End Game?

There was no Red Wave, let alone a Red Tsunami. Maybe a red trickle, but it's still too early to count. Looks like the Republicans will have a slight majority in the house, the senate is still up for grabs. I was expecting a Red Wave. Mostly because everyone I know is so sick and tired of the crime that is everywhere these days. I

What’s the End Game?2022-11-10T19:24:40-06:00

Two Birds, One Toyota Rav4

This last week I killed not one, but two birds with my brand new Rav4. Ok, it's not actually brand new, I bought it last year, but it didn't have any dings in it yet so I still considered it brand new. Not even a shopping cart (trolley for you Brits) ding! That all changed when I was driving south on highway 61 leaving Grand

Two Birds, One Toyota Rav42022-11-02T20:14:26-05:00

1700 Words – Day 1

I've tried this before, and I'm pretty sure I petered out after a week or less, but I'm going to try again to write every day for the month of November. It is of course, Nanowrimo or National Novel Writing Month. I'm not trying to write a novel, I just want to get back into the habit of writing regularly. It's been months since I

1700 Words – Day 12022-11-01T16:19:57-05:00

Shaun Cassidy at Hoyt Sherman Place June 17th, 2022

Last month an old friend and I made a 4 hour trek through nothing but cornfields to see our preteen crush - Shaun Cassidy - perform at the Hoyt Sherman Place theater. We caught the June 17th show. I don't remember which came first - Shaun the pop music sensation or The Hardy Boys. Seems to me they both happened at the same time. It

Shaun Cassidy at Hoyt Sherman Place June 17th, 20222022-07-10T09:00:39-05:00

Potato Chip Cookies

This is the perfect summer time cookie. It's light, fresh and has that not so secret ingredient that will keep people asking for more. I learned of this cookie recently while visiting friends in Mineral Wells - a small town I lived for a year with my parents and brother when my father was in the army. A dear family friend had passed away -

Potato Chip Cookies2022-05-26T11:49:50-05:00

The Batman Review

First off, this review is not for die hard comic book fans, DC Comic movie fans, or even Marvel movie fans. This The Batman review is for regular people who do not participate in cosplay, stand in line for any of the above movies - including Star Trek - this review is for those of you who are being dragged to this movie by a

The Batman Review2022-03-09T15:48:37-06:00

On the Passing of a Dear Family Friend

Last night I learned that a dear friend of the family had passed away. Dear friend of the family does not even begin to describe what an impact this person had on my family, but the English language doesn't seem to have a better way to describe someone who is family, yet not related by blood or marriage. If you are lucky enough, fate will provide

On the Passing of a Dear Family Friend2022-03-03T21:39:01-06:00

I Over Did It with a Can Opener

Yesterday, in a flurry of energy I decided to make chicken chili. Ok, I didn't have much energy my shoulder was a bit achy from traveling and the change in weather, but I had thawed chicken so I really didn't have much choice - I had to make something with it and chicken chili seemed like a good idea on a cold day. You know

I Over Did It with a Can Opener2022-02-16T11:53:45-06:00

My Thoughts on the Super Bowl Halftime Show

If you're wondering what my thoughts on the Super Bowl Halftime show are, you've come to the right place. Grab a beverage of choice, sit a spell and I'll share my thoughts with you on this generally divisive topic. As most of you know I am not a football fan. I'm not against it, I just didn't grow up watching it. My dad preferred Opera

My Thoughts on the Super Bowl Halftime Show2022-02-14T17:18:27-06:00

About Redhead Ranting

Redhead Ranting is the rantings of a frazzled, twice divorced mother of two who freelances and cares for two stupid dogs while writing her memoir against incredible and unbelievable odds (but will make a wonderful book one day).

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