Writing from the Depths and Getting Real

Aug. 31, 2023 by

Writing is not for the faint of heart. I’ve often thought about closing my laptop and giving up on this writing dream. Those close to me have heard me whine and whisper words of defeat so much, they don’t bat

Bring in the Monkeys

Got a Problem? Bring in the Monkeys

Mar. 31, 2023 by

I’ve not actually read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but thanks to my daughter, I’ve got a new catch phrase I’m hoping to use the next time I’m in a jam. Do you remember those scary monkeys who did the

Fearful and a New Kind of Warrior

Dec. 31, 2021 by

A curse of being creative is the ability to imagine the worst. The horror stories you write become actual possibilities, and a simple unanswered call turns into an abduction. I’m very good at this. In my lifetime, I’ve imagined someone’s

Covid 19, Fearless

Not So Fearless in the Face of the Apocalypse

Apr. 9, 2020 by

How’s it going? It’s been 2 ½ weeks since I last blogged, and I’m wondering how all of you are faring in this madness. Are you being fearless? My introverted friends (from what I can tell on FB) seem to

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Fighting Fear – the Coronavirus, Rejection, and What Tomorrow Holds

Mar. 13, 2020 by

There seem to be two groups of people right now: the ones who are totally freaking out over the coronavirus covid 19 and those who are shouting at the top of their lungs about how the flu is far worse.

Facing Fears and the Dreaded Hula Dance

May. 23, 2018 by

Fighting Fears in the Middle of the Pacific Lately, I’ve been a big, fat scaredy cat. I haven’t wanted to try new things or put myself out there, and that’s seriously not good when opportunity is looking you in the

A Warrior faces her fear … and scary neighbors

A Warrior faces her fear … and scary neighbors

Feb. 4, 2016 by

Fear is about to meet its match. My neighbors scare me. I’m pretty sure one guy is a spy, and his wife hates me. But then again, that may be my imagination. Or an excuse– one of several I use

When the Choices to Risk Don’t Work Out So Well

When the Choices to Risk Don’t Work Out So Well

Jun. 11, 2015 by

It’s not that I try to fail. It’s that I choose to try.   The phone slid back onto its cradle, and I wondered why in the world I kept screwing up.   It’s the zillionth call I’ve taken where

Not Afraid to Hope

Not Afraid to Hope

Feb. 17, 2014 by

(For Miscellaneous Monday and for anybody who’s been to scared to hope in the face of pain or loss.)   Embracing every moment makes sense to me.  And I don’t just mean the obvious ones like your acceptance speech for

Slow Mail Tuesday– Dear Great Big Unknown,

Slow Mail Tuesday– Dear Great Big Unknown,

May. 7, 2013 by

Dear Great Big Unknown, How’s it going? I know that’s a silly question ‘cause you won’t tell me. You won’t tell me anything. That’s just how you are. Secretive and sketch. Do you like being a huge question mark? Is


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