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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Thank you for being my reader. I am grateful.

And all best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Star Diner, A Review, Westchester Wednesday

The Right Recipe

66 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Open: 24/7
Cash Only

Recently I stopped by Star Diner for breakfast and ordered my usual--scrambled eggs, home fries and morning cup of black coffee--No sooner was the order placed, thanks to good cooks Jesus and Jimmy, my cup of coffee was poured and a plate of piping hot food plus sides of crisp bacon and buttered rye toast were ready and placed before me.

Despite metered parking, few booths, not a lot of counter space and always a line to get a seat to eat, Star Diner, open 24/7, is that no-frills, cash only super great diner resembling an old train car that must be doing something right.

With classic NYC atmosphere, Star Diner has been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner "...For close to 90 years," says friendly waiter/host Eddy.

They must be doing something right.

For a tasty meal in a not-so-tiny space, some family atmosphere, a place where everybody knows your name (just like Cheers), and a little floor show with waitresses Tony and Sandy yelling out orders over your head, stop by Star Diner. Just say the girl with the little dog sent you.

Good cook, Jimmy, working the grill.

Waitress Sandy serving up an order of
scrambled eggs and French fries.

Good cook Jesus working a
breakfast sandwich to go.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna

Writing Tip: Create a blog. Make it your daily writing practice. Write something every day. Post what you think will work. A daily practice write will sharpen your writing skills, hone your craft and discipline you to develop a writing schedule while mining the landscape of your mind for nuggets of golden ideas.

Writing Quote: You need to stand up to those people who seem determined to make you feel bad about yourself. You are who you are for a reason and no one has the right to demand that you change the way you look at the world. --my horoscope

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Vote Vote Vote

"Dogs do speak, but only to those
who know how to listen."
--Orhan Pamuk, My name is Red

Did you vote?

Monday, November 7, 2016

American Election Day, Tomorrow, Vote Vote Vote

"The ballot is stronger than the bullet." --Abraham Lincoln

Don't forget. Tomorrow. Tuesday. November 8, 2016.

It's American Election Day.


Doesn't matter who or what you choose. What matters is that you vote.

So take a break from your writing, put down your pen and get to the Polls.


Just do it.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna

Writing Tip: Do a pre-write of ideas when brainstorming your story. Jot everything you wish to tell on a sheet of paper as it pops into your head. Creating a strong focus will result in an organized outline when you finally sit down to write your first draft.

Writing Quote: If I waited till I felt like writing, I'd never write at all. --Anne Taylor