Why Once a Time a Time?
I’ve always done a lot of thinking - and a lot of remembering - in this brain of mine. I share the fruits of that thinking most effectively in writing, often in the form of stories.
When I was a little girl, before I’d learned the art of writing, however, I would avail the adults in my life with my stories and I’d begin with the (obviously misheard but adorably uttered) words, “Once a Time a Time…”
Category Archives: The personal development of Gina
I consider myself a motivated person. Hard-working, productive, results-oriented…these words describe me. Most of the time, if I’m not doing something, I get antsy, nervous, downright fidgety. Doing nothing is not an appealing pastime to me. Usually, if I try … Continue reading
Recently I’ve become aware of the word “gezelligheid.” Here’s what Wikipedia says about this fascinating, meaningful word: Gezelligheid (Dutch pronunciation: [ɣəˈzɛləɣɦɛit]) is a Dutch abstract noun (adjective form gezellig) which, depending on context, can be translated as convivial, cosy, fun, … Continue reading
Today we hit the open road, venturing into the part of Illinois known as “downstate.” It turns out, one must only travel an hour or so from the ‘burbs to discover farmland and rural surroundings as far as the eye … Continue reading
Today I’d like to ponder the issue of panic. For my purposes here, I’m going to define panic as an emotional or physical reaction to severe anxiety or stress. When the emotional level rises past a certain point, something’s gotta … Continue reading