Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A day of writing

I've spent most of the day writing. With Christmas next week, I had to not only write the column for this coming Sunday, but work on the one due the following Sunday. I know the newspaper staff wants time off with their families so I try to get my work submitted early during holidays.

This weeks column was the one before Christmas, but the following column will run after the fat elf does all his mischief.

I  was struggling with an idea until a yellow finch flitted up to our window and peeped in to see if anyone was home.

He was a messenger I'm sure, but his peeps will follow in a few weeks. So that gave me the idea to do some kind of word play with grinch and finch. 

Being inside for most of the day, I didn't get a photo to use tonight so I looked back at pictures taken last November and came across this one. It suited me just fine.


  1. I write three blogs a week but i can't imagine what it's like writing for deadlines. You obviously have a knack for it.

  2. Anonymous11:33 PM

    You don't know how to write anything dull or uninteresting--your words come from your heart!!

  3. I can hardly wait to read about the grinch and finch.

  4. I hope that little finch will pinch that grinch that won't give in an inch.
    I'm looking forward to reading your play on words column. I'm sure it will be great.
    Have a productive day.

  5. You will also get a little extra time for your holiday. I remember writing a weekly column for our weekly newspaper. I was 10 at the time and the reporter for my 4H club. I have to admit that I felt little pressure then. First of all was only 10 with few cares. Second I only wrote what happened at our meeting and what plans and accomplishments we had. Trying to make it interesting was the tough part.


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