As far as writing is concerned, I’m back in the saddle again

Hey, there. I’m Brooke Ramey Nelson, a native Texan, former journalist, politico, PR person and high school teacher, who joined Medium in December 2020 to get back to what I’ve always loved to do — wrassling words.

I thought about starting this essay with the traditional greeting of my forebears…

NO WONDER THEY CALL IT ‘MEDIUM’

But with 2.7K ‘views’ I should be able to acquire more coinage

Dear Mr. Williams:

Perhaps I’m slow on the uptake. Or just plain stupid. But after almost a year’s worth of word-wrangling on your platform I’m still in the dark about the compensation thing.

You know, the cold hard cash you deposit into the coffers of my local account? …

POLITICS

And our holiday chit-chat didn’t balloon out of control, either

Had a great Turkey Day! How ’bout you? I made a few resolutions — always common, for me at least, ahead of any celebration — and broke Every. Single. One.

  • I won’t overindulge in the food department this year. Let’s just say I surfed the edible apps and felt more than surfeited after the meal. And then some.
  • Even when my hosts ask, I won’t take home a copious amount of leftover comestibles. Yeah, right. We’re still eating through turkey…

BREAKING NEWS THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU, TOO

Mar-a-Stinko plans a pungent party for the ‘little people’

Dateline MAR-A-STINKO, in the Land of Make Believe, November 24, 2021 — Donald “J as in Jerkoff” Trump, aka Comrade Minus, announced Wednesday that he is throwing the buffet at his elite gold-plated, turd-in-the-pool paradise open to the general public on Thanksgiving Day,

After learning most of his dues-paying so-called…

Journalism

The only “Bad News Bears” I want to see anytime soon are on film

Perhaps it’s because of my impending grandmamahood, but Sunday’s headlines got me thinking some kinda way.

Did you know that at least 44 percent of all Americans between the ages of 18–49 say they’re not planning to have children? Three years ago, that number was 37 percent. About 3.6 million babies were born here last year, the lowest U.S. birth rate since 1979.

Maybe these stats…

Brooke Ramey Nelson

A Native Texan and Mizzou Journalism grad, Nelson has worked in newspapers, politics, PR and as a high school publications adviser and AP English teacher.

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