February – Story of the Month – The Answer

Feb. 7, 2018 by

A short note to you: I wanted to write a love story for you since it’s lovey, dovey hearts month, but I didn’t want it to be too sweet. So I settled for writing about that couple who almost doesn’t

I Found My Word-of-the-Year in the Back Stairwell

Feb. 1, 2018 by

This year my word-of-the-year chose me instead of the other way around. Don’t get me wrong. I did try to choose my own word. Some of the early contenders were: “Less” – because last year my word was MORE and

I’m Back – Still in the Fight and Ready to Write

Jan. 24, 2018 by

It’s another year, and I’m still not any closer to my dream of living the cushy writer’s life that all those full-time writers whine about being so hard. Well, maybe saying I’m not any closer isn’t entirely true. I’m a

Not a Tame Lion, Not Even Close – A Few Things I Learned in Budapest

Apr. 28, 2017 by

Observations from a recovering mind. I’m home. Sick. Mostly recovering. And making sure none of my coworkers catch this. Our grand adventure in Budapest included days and days of high fever and sickness. But that wasn’t all. Not even close.

When It’s Time for the Dream to Go

Mar. 30, 2017 by

Letting go of my dream isn’t something I thought I would ever consider. Over the weekend, I had a meltdown, though. I got to the middle of my Saturday and realized I’ve been spending my life in one place while

Eavesdropping My Way to the Final Frontier – Stop Dwelling on the Bad Stuff

Mar. 9, 2017 by

Eavesdropping for the Stories My eavesdropping landed me in an angry position the other day. And yes, I listen in on conversations. Is it rude? I suppose it could be. The way I see it, though, if you’re in a

Shining a Light on the Terrible – Let the Truth Fight for You

Shining a Light on the Terrible – Let the Truth Fight for You

Feb. 23, 2017 by

I’m trying to write a horror story. The concept came easily enough, but I’m finding I keep procrastinating when it comes to getting down to the details. My empathetic heart finds it disturbing to get into the mind of someone

More Living Gets Done When We Listen to the Nudges

More Living Gets Done When We Listen to the Nudges

Feb. 9, 2017 by

I’m going to share a gem with you. Well, it’s not exactly a “gem,” and you might already know it. And if you’re accustomed to listening to your heart, then this won’t be news for you. But if you’re not—if

Falling without a Clue or Making Life Count – You Choose

Falling without a Clue or Making Life Count – You Choose

Jan. 27, 2017 by

Flying scares me. Yeah, I know it’s safer than driving, and a person’s more likely to die from a bee sting than a plane crash, but it still scares me. I’ve been reading Charles Duhigg’s book Smarter Faster Better, and

Make a List– The Things You Should Bring to Get the Most Out of Life

Make a List– The Things You Should Bring to Get the Most Out of Life

Jan. 19, 2017 by

I love moving into a new year. Much like mornings and Mondays and the chance to start fresh, the switch from one year to the next lets you leave behind the junk and instead hope for better. It’s the start