Blogging, For Readers, Mind-Wandering Wednesday, Writing

Adding a Little More to My Blogging Plate – Some News

Photo by Eneida Nieves on Pexels.com *SQUERSH!* Don’t mind me – just trying to prop my eyelids open for a minute, so I can swoop in to say hello and share a little news. Now that the first few weeks of school are behind me, I'm really starting to feel like I'm two steps away… Continue reading Adding a Little More to My Blogging Plate – Some News

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

Writing

Writing Therapy, and How Harry Potter Drove Me to It

  The official countdown started a few weeks ago. We were exactly 507 hours, two minutes, and thirty-three seconds away from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I coming to "theaters everywhere" when the true mania set in. Our household reads the books.  Watches the movies.  Wears the costumes.  Walks around quoting the advice of the late, great Albus Dumbledore in earnest.  And, we… Continue reading Writing Therapy, and How Harry Potter Drove Me to It