Each Christmas I write in a little Christmas book an update about what has come in the last year. I’m forever in wonder about how much happens in a year, and how little I saw coming. This year was no different. From new job opportunities to moving towns to publishing opportunities, it was a year … More Resolve
Being a Type A, INTJ, 1W9, etc., I really like lists, and checking things off my lists, and adding things to my list so that I can check them off. So here we are, nearing the middle of the year! Time to check on my 17 Resolutions in ’17: Start a new job! ✔️ Knock the … More Joy Full and Filling
My 2016 resolutions were “not to weigh less or earn more or score more acceptances from publishers, although I’ll gladly take those things too. I want to direct my energies into the Factory of Happiness. Here are the things I know bring joy for me, because they have always brought me joy, cup overflowing joy, … More 17 Resolutions in ’17
As a reader and editor for River Teeth, one of my major biases was dying mom stories. Writers think just because their loved one has died or might die or is dying, they ought to write about her. It’s sad. It’s hard. It’s life changing. So we write dying mom stories. The trouble with the vast … More Dying Mom Stories and New Year’s Resolutions
Here’s a tip for next holiday season: It’s probably a bad idea to eat leftover pierogies every day after Christmas through the New Year. Maybe this wouldn’t be such a big deal if it wasn’t also coupled with nut roll. And baklava. And buckeyes. And other delicious calories consumed the last two weeks, all of … More Resolution Time!
First of all, Mom’s surgery was successful and she’s beginning to recover. I’m so grateful she’s okay and appreciative of the prayers for her. I had a hard time fighting back the “what if’s” that come along with a parent getting sick or going for a major surgery. It was such a relief to hear … More 2013 Resolutions: Walk Instead of Run
I’ve been thinking about my thirtieth year list and looking at the growing stack of books I’d like to read in 2012. Rather than get discouraged, I’ve decided to identify ten books I plan to read in 2012. When I finish one, I think I’ll try my hand at reviewing it on here. In some ways, … More My 30th Year: Read Ten Books
As something of a kick-off to my 30th year and my mom’s 50th, we ran a half-marathon back on December 3. It was cold but dry and sunny, and we finished! Now, I have ambitions to run a marathon with one of my good friends (who is also turning 30 this year) in May, but I’m not … More My Thirtieth Year