Yes, I Took Part In The Medium Writers Challenge

In September I posted some information on my blog, Original Content, about changes coming to Medium’s partnership/payment program. Otherwise, it looks as if I haven’t done an update there on my publishing experiences on Medium since March. I did publish a…


A Space To Begin Again

The Dojang

Our taekwondo dojang was set off from the main road, so that casual passersby, as I had once been, didn’t know it was there. From the outside, it looked as if it had had an earlier life as some other kind of space, a small automotive dealership, maybe, or a…


It’s not the food. It’s the feeding.

In the days after my mother’s not unexpected death at the age of ninety, I did not find myself consumed with traditional grief. I welled up with tears off and on, experienced a little trembling speech, and took some antihistamines at night to…


No, I Don’t Know It Only Happens Every Four Years. I Haven’t Been Alive That Long.

How come we have to watch people swimming back and forth instead of Mighty Express? Oh, no! Netflix is broken? Fix it!

I want a snack. I can’t wait until the end of this heat. Whatever that is.

Why aren’t those ladies’ daddies stopping them from poking each other with…


I’m On A Schedule Here, People.

Welcome to your first session of Relieve Your Anxiety Now! a meditation workshop designed to enhance your life. For those of you who are still wandering in, we’ll be meeting at eight-fifteen every morning during this wellness retreat. Arrive promptly so as not to interrupt the experience for others. …


Satire

And yours shouldn’t, either

My child doesn’t watch YouTube. Instead she does what children have done for generations. She screams and jumps up and down and throws things at her parents and yells at the neighbors. She demands food all the time and rips up books and breaks crayons, as well as dishes and…


Thanks to you I can drink before noon one Sunday a month

Dear Pastor Bill,

Just wanted to tell you what a fantastic live stream service you did this morning. While I know cold weather drives the Covid rates up, I am so glad it’s no longer warm enough for…


Day 11. We are less than two weeks into the coronavirus pandemic and already home sewers have created hundreds of thousands of cloth masks to support the medical community. I come up with “hundreds of thousands” after applying a complex model to the numbers of homemade masks on my Facebook…

Gail Gauthier

Author of essays, humor, & short stories, as well as 8 middle grade novels. www.gailgauthier.com Tweets at @gail_gauthier

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