Super Bowl! (or Deflate Gate – which ever you prefer)

I don’t remember ever having a lead-up topic to a Super Bowl as goofy as the one this year. Physical abuse of women and children blows over like a puff of bad wind compared to the possibility of cheating against other teams. Whoa – priorities dear media. It certainly isn’t the NFL that wants this topic kept alive.
The month is January, but as is typical in the arid west, we are enjoying a few days of dry, warm weather. I got in a hike to Horsetooth Falls. Most of the college students I passed were in shorts and short sleeves. There was some slippery ice on the path in a few places, but overall, a person could not ask for a better day or nicer weather. It gives me hope that I can make it till spring.
I have to admit, I have already been out and counted how many plants I need to purchase in order to mitigate the bland rock in my landscaping. That might be getting ahead of spring by just a tad bit, but it can’t be helped. When we have these warm days, out I go. No matter how much rain those rocks get, they don’t bloom and they don’t green up.
I have spent much of today writing a synopsis of my latest finished book. Of course, a book is never really finished. A writer will just keep re-writing until someone takes it away. Even Stephen King said he would still be on his first book if they let him. You can always find a different way to say the same thing, sometimes it sounds better, and I suppose sometimes not.
I always feel like my writing gets stronger each time I go through and revise a piece. That is actually the part I love the best, finding just the right word to better express my thought, that and weaving in the connections. I can say without a doubt, my writing skills (with a lot of revision) are far better than my verbal skills – or texting skills. Without the benefit of editing, I can certainly bollox things in short order.
Enjoy the game! or the commercials at any rate.

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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