Taking a Risk, Making a Friend, and Expanding My World

Aug. 31, 2021 by

I pick up hitchhikers. I know, I know, it’s not safe. Believe me I’ve heard all about it. I’ve even had an experience or two that told me I wasn’t on the brightest side of things. But I have rules

Facing My Delusions of Grandeur and Still Dreaming Big

Jul. 31, 2021 by

As I write this, I am fighting the reality that I probably won’t pull off my big book launch plan. My plan involved videos and being witty and lots of social media exposure. But at 11:08 pm on Friday night,

5 Things I Learned from My Mom – A Tribute to Love

Jun. 30, 2021 by

I saw mom a week before her fall. We talked, played games, went out to dinner, and celebrated her birthday early. And she loved me well. My visit with her reminded me of good times from long ago when we

More than a Warrior and Not My Own Person

Jun. 1, 2021 by

I think I’ve figured something out about the whole warrior thing. Being a warrior is not the goal. There’s more to it than that. I came up with the warrior thing a few years ago when I chose “Warrior” as

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For the Good of the Novel Someone Needs to Speak Up

Apr. 29, 2021 by

“It’s about how the choices you make reflect who you are.  Set in a dystopian world that twists lies into something good, my novel takes you on a journey with three people whose struggle with the truth leaves each of

Adventure Lies on the Other Side of Yes

Mar. 30, 2021 by

Opportunities = Adventure We can shun the opportunities of life, or we can face them. When adventure peeks around the corner, we can walk toward it or turn the other way. Last week, I thought avoidance might be the best

Crafting a Story

Crafting the Story of Your Wonderful Life

Feb. 28, 2021 by

After spending three months editing, rewriting, and trimming my novel, I have discovered some similarities between the craft of writing a story and the craft of living a life.   And I wanted to share some of my observations with

Fearless to Fearful and Still Living the Dream

Jan. 31, 2021 by

Most people would pick fearless over fearful, but not me. Every January I come up with a word for my year. It’s a theme for the year. Some past words have been community, gift, and warrior. 2020’s word was FEARLESS.

A Lesson on Empathy Taught by a Bureaucratic Stranger

May. 14, 2020 by

I had a positive interaction with a stranger the other day. With all the social distancing, I’ve found myself not talking to strangers as much. It’s weird. It’s like I can’t even make eye contact. Overall, though, I’m typically nice

From Complaining to Joy in One Little Verse

Apr. 30, 2020 by

It’s time to stop complaining. As a warm spring rain accompanied by windy gusts graces my Thursday, I have already thought of three negatives about the rainy day.   It messes with my walking. My floors get muddy My dog,

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