There’s nothing I can write about the horrific acts of terrorism in Paris that hasn’t already been expressed. The news reports leave me sickened and angry and numb all at once. There’s that famous quote by Fred Rogers that goes around after something unthinkable happens, the one about looking to the helpers. Whenever I’m afraid... Continue Reading →



Yesterday was a dark, rainy kind of day, perfect for my hermit tendencies. I had to conduct an interview via conference call, which allowed me the luxury of working in my sock feet with a large cup of hot cocoa at my side. The working from home thing can be a pretty sweet deal, but... Continue Reading →

Not Yet!

I can’t bear to look at Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. I hate that retailers go directly from Halloween to Christmas without any acknowledgement of Thanksgiving at all. Granted, there isn’t much demand for turkey wreaths or Thanksgiving trees, but still, it makes me mad. As I scrolled through my Facebook feed this morning, I saw... Continue Reading →

Right Now

I don’t know what to write about. Getting back into blog mode has been harder than I thought it would be. It’s frustrating because I thought now that I’ve been writing daily, usually working on multiple stories at once, blog-related topics would flow like water. Not so. Maybe it’s because I haven’t been taking as... Continue Reading →


Ugh. That’s how I felt about this day by the time the sun went down. Ugh. Parent-teacher conference day never fails to deliver at least one surprise, and today was no exception. Hope is a beautiful, vibrant, creative soul, and I love her with every single bit of my heart, but dear lord, she gives... Continue Reading →

Baby Steps

Anyone who is trying to succeed at anything needs at least a few people who are willing to offer guidance and encouragement. For years, I was afraid to even step onto the path to become a writer, much less put one foot in front of the other, one teeny weeny baby step at a time.... Continue Reading →


I read an article the other day discussing how millennials weigh something like 14% more than baby boomers did at their age. Someone did a study to figure out why. While they couldn’t come to a definite conclusion, they speculated that, even though millennials exercise harder than baby boomers did when they were young, millennials... Continue Reading →

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