Life Lessons from Cheese and Funny Friends

Feb. 28, 2023 by

NOTE: I was struggling to come up with my post for this month, so I asked some friends on FB to give me a first line. The below blog post is the result of two suggestions I received for possible

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

Burn the Ships – Let Go of the Bad Stuff and Move On to Freedom

Feb. 27, 2020 by

I looked at my options and realized I needed to move on—to let it go. It wasn’t easy. It seems we often hold on thinking if we just give something a little bit longer, it will somehow get better. That’s

Finding Freedom by Not Being Who You Thought You Were

Oct. 25, 2018 by

When you discover you’re not the person you thought you were you might get a little down. It’s okay. A bubble that big getting popped can stop a person. But only for a little while. After the shock wears off,

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

The Victim Villa – It’ time to move out

The Victim Villa – It’ time to move out

Jul. 9, 2015 by

  There appears to be a place just south of common sense where victims go to make their permanent residence. It’s a sprawling estate replete with all kinds of rooms where the simple person can share a lament and look

Cutting Down Trees and Weeding out the Bad Stuff

Cutting Down Trees and Weeding out the Bad Stuff

May. 12, 2014 by

A Mimosa is attacking my screened-in porch. This tree wasn’t there a few years ago. Well, he wasn’t so big, anyway. He’s gone from wee sprout to full-blown tree in a most annoying way.   I saw the intruder with

A Book Study Guide Sneak Peak

A Book Study Guide Sneak Peak

Nov. 21, 2013 by

  I’ve been working on the Balustrade book study guide for…well…a very long time now. Not that I’ve been writing and revising all of that time. It just always seems like something else edges it out. I think part of

Bursting Bubbles and Finding Freedom in the Soapy Spray

Bursting Bubbles and Finding Freedom in the Soapy Spray

Aug. 6, 2013 by

  My bubble got popped today.   I like bubbles– those little carefree, floating orbs of magic. They sparkle and shine down upon the world as if they know something we don’t.    I think I may have been flying

Slow Mail Tuesday — Dear Pride,

Slow Mail Tuesday — Dear Pride,

Feb. 19, 2013 by

Dear Pride,  With all my pity parties and self-degradation, I didn’t really think I knew you, but as it turns out we’re actually pretty close. I had heard that Pride isn’t thinking too much of yourself, but rather thinking of


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