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 and 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, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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