Stealth Kitty 4/8/2016

I was reunited with Stealth Kitty his psychotic behavior is why the cat rescue sold him to me. They knew I had three boys and what cat could survive the affections of Eldest Surly, My Child and the Silent Sentinel other than one who was fearless adventurous, feisty and crazy. We shortened his name to…

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To Vote or Not To Vote 10/8/2016

Yeah well, it's getting to be that time again. When we should vote for President and Vice President Some folks say that not voting makes a statement. It is stating that you do not wish to be counted. The absence of your statement makes no statement at all. I struggle with being blunt to those…

End of a Series 12/10/2016

Reading the last book of a series reminds me of taking the last test of the school year before summer break. High school and college felt the same Chomping at the bit to do something wonderful excited to finally find my groove in Algebra II or French III Then, it's over. An interruption that makes…

A response (draft)

12/18/2017 "For me, I try to remember, when breaking, that every crack is an opening." Mark Nepo Thanks Calen for your post. I'm using it as a prompt. I thought of the french toast, I made yesterday. Brown eggs smashing against the summer colored bowl green yellow and orange landing with a 'glop' into the…

A day

When I have a day that just plain sucks I need to do something proactive to help me feel less useless Cause nothing is empowering like washing dishes or doing laundry HAH! I want to make a statement about my worth proving that I exist outside my little teeny tiny itty bitty bubble. I stop…

Hiding in words

As a beta reader I look for discrepancies character flaws, messy edits of scenes. I get to read chapter by chapter giving an opinion about the progress of the tale. Sometimes I have to re-read the previous novel if something feels off My author likes nit picky comments. My attention to detail is finally useful.…

Snow pants

in the frozen northern Ohio December I remember blizzards of winters past Digging tunnels through my back yard with my brothers shoveling driveways with my boys only to need to shovel again at our studio Frozen gloves, crunchy scarves, frosted glasses shovels, snowblowers, lawn tractor plows snow squalls, flurries and ice barriers made by state…

October Update

By working at an art festival, I managed to figure some things out. The first thing primarily being that I don't need as much space as I thought I'd need to create a working studio. What I do need however is a real table. My existing table is on its last leg (ba-dum-dump!) so, the…

I can want

Sure, I can want my children to be brilliant and given accolades for their accomplishments. My reality is that I'm struggling to keep them all out of trouble. My Eldest Surly Reverie is floating just above the waves while treading water. Thank God he can swim. Thanking the third grade program that taught all the…