• No place like home

      I forget the gem of a state I have here in my little corner of the world. And I’m thankful for my trips this summer that have reminded me why I’ve made…

  • The sound of parenting…

    There might be two types of parenting styles. There might actually be more than two, but I am beginning to see deep lines cut in the sand in two different worlds of parenting.…

  • The Road

    I’ve been thinking about the open road. You see, it’s spring in my little corner of the world. The snow is melting and in another life I would be getting ready to take…

  • Name Sake…

    “How funny your name would be if you could follow it back to where the first person thought of saying it, naming himself that, or maybe some other person thought of it and…

  • In a month…

    It’s coming. The hours counting down rapidly. The minutes feel like seconds. I’m not ready. But I must be ready. Sunday is November 1st. Time change!!!! No, that’s not actually what I’m talking…

  • Fall ing

    It has been a quiet week in my little corner of the world. Fall has finally won the battle over summer. Finally cool crisp mornings greet me and tuck me in the past…

  • With or Without You…

    Rejection. It’s good for the soul. Right? I started out at an early age placing myself in wondrous situations in which hope reigned free all the while rejection lingered blackly on the horizon.…

  • First impressions…

    I was lucky enough to hear author Margaret Atwood speak last night. She’s a Canadian author who, at her glorious age, probably has about fifty plus years of impressive credentials, titles, and awards…

  • Detour

    I haven’t talked about the book launch. Sometime in June of 2013, I received a nice little letter telling me that one of my short stories had been accepted as part of an…