• Ten Years and Counting

    Ten Years and Counting

    January 31, 2011 – that was the day I wrote words on a page that would change the trajectory of my life. Sounds a bit over the top but it’s true. I laid my youngest down to bed with the first line circling in my mind. I sat at my computer and wrote without stoppingContinue… Read more

  • Beta Listening

    Beta Listening

    The best thing about conventions and conferences is the people – hands down. Interacting with creatives who share a similar sphere as myself is a boon to my soul. It’s being seen and understood while I (hopefully) see and understand them as well. One of those wonderful people is Lee Moyer – an artist andContinue… Read more

  • New Year – Same Idea

    New Year – Same Idea

    I’m an optimist. Not a “plug your ears, close your eyes and sing a happy song while ignoring reality” type. More like I know reality and hope in the good to come. I believe that problems can be solved, people can learn and be better, and everything will turn out alright in the end…until theContinue… Read more

  • Short Story: A Blessing And A Curse

    Short Story: A Blessing And A Curse

                    It was meant as a blessing, but it was far from it.                 My parents meant well.  They loved their “darling daughter” and wished to make her life better than their own.  They did not have much.  My father was a laborer, my mother a seamstress whenever she could get work.   They saved everyContinue… Read more

  • The Art of Listening

    The Art of Listening

    Have you ever spoken to a child and, as they talk, they have a long pause between words or ideas? I’ve seen two main reactions to this.  One, there’s an impatience that happens.  Either for the kid to finish up because you know what they are going to say anyway, you want to quit beingContinue… Read more

  • Drained, But Doing It Anyway

    Drained, But Doing It Anyway

    I don’t feel like writing today.  Like at all.  That is an odd thing for me since I’m pretty geared up to write most of the time. I am an introvert, which means I recharge when I am by myself.  The holidays, having the kids home, visitors, etc is all catching up to me.  IContinue… Read more

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