Here’s a link to support the Erma Bombeck conference. They have scholarships and support available to open this humor workshop up to those who might not otherwise afford it. Support them if you can. I’m supporting other charities, too, of course. But I thought I’d give Erma a shout-out here.
Back home after weeks of living in a travel trailer, on the road, hundreds of miles from home. We did this to support a family member (I’m being vague to honor some confidentiality) who was critically ill. COVID kept us from being in the hospital, but we were on standby if anything blew up. As […]
Mothers are our first teachers, and they have their work cut out for them.
It’s still dark outside, 6:30 am, but I’m just flying with “Mojo,” inspired by the words of Sophfronia Scott. She’s the morning keynote for the #virtualerma, Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. I was not familiar with Sophfronia or her work, but I just looked at the link provided to her account of the Sandy Hook shooting. […]
Tonight is the kickoff for the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, and I’m going to be one of the 20 people who won and getting a shout-out for my story. Awards Photo As you can see, the theme was “Sister-Stories,” and my entry was about teaching my little sister to tie her shoes, or more precisely, […]
This story was originally published in February 2020 as first runner-up for the 2020 Erma Bombeck Writer’s Conference in its global human interest category. It’s listed on the Centerville Library, of Dayton Ohio’s, website. But all rights remain with Robb Lightfoot This story is available to newsletter subscribers. To see it, please subscribe to the Robb’s newsletter and you’ll get a password!