Mind-Wandering Wednesday

Some Semi-Rational Thoughts from the Parent Saying Goodbye

My oldest child is leaving today. Again. This time it's to begin orientation for graduate school about 2.5 hours away. Not bad at all, considering she just returned from a year-long internship in Cairo (the Egypt one). And, prior to that had spent a semester in Tasmania (the Australia one). Which were all supplemental experiences… Continue reading Some Semi-Rational Thoughts from the Parent Saying Goodbye

Writing

Stories From The Road (Or, Make A Move And The Opossum Gets It!)

I have driving on the brain. Maybe because I see others packing up their overnight bags, and stocking coolers with cheese sticks and juice boxes in order to hop away for impromptu weekend road trips. Or, maybe because summer brings out the "Sunday drivers," the "thrill-seekers," and the few brave Midwestern souls who own convertibles -- those who stare at their calendars waiting to pounce on the… Continue reading Stories From The Road (Or, Make A Move And The Opossum Gets It!)

Fluff, Writing

There’s No Present Like Time: Summer Hours

This morning I woke up to the imagined MEEP of my alarm clock at the usual preposterous hour of  5:15 am. I stretched, groaned, and then I remembered... Ahhhh...it's summer! There were no lunches to make, or papers to sign. No groggy kids to warn, "The bus is coming. Let's go!" Everyone was sleeping, and I could have been, too. Still, I trudged downstairs, inspired… Continue reading There’s No Present Like Time: Summer Hours

Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

Sometimes, Just Writing the To-Do List is Enough

  It was a jam-packed weekend: Good things. Fun things. Sunburned things. It was also the weekend I planned to tackle my To-do List. Life has been busier lately, and the oft-neglected LIST was growing. And growing. So, Sunday afternoon, when things finally started to bubble along at a more relaxed pace, I took out my monstrous list, uncapped my handy red pen, and… Continue reading Sometimes, Just Writing the To-Do List is Enough