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I don't write poems anymore. I write press releases and other professional, grown-up things. I don't read novels. I read children's books. I don't save my money to travel to far away places. I save my money for taxes, my son, and wonder what'll be left when I retire. I don't chase after a perfect photo… Continue reading I Don’t Anymore
I have no idea how to ease back into blogging after a 4-year absence, but here I am. Trying. Like most things, I will probably not do so well. And I'm not entirely clear on why I feel the need to do this, especially since any audience I had is long since gone. Perhaps it's just… Continue reading Dipping My Toes Back in…
Here's the deal - 2014 sucked for lots of us. Sure, there were some happy moments, some inspiring moments, some moments of sheer brilliance. But there were also many sad moments, heartbreaking moments, frustrating moments, terrifying moments, some moments that made you so angry you wanted to pound your fist through a wall. Collectively, 2014 was a troubled… Continue reading Kicking 2014 to the Curb #SomeYearsSuck #HelloFuture
From looking at Twitter, Facebook and the blogosphere, apparently we're all contractually obliged to make top 10 lists at the end of the year. You know, a "top 10 moments of 2014" sort of deal. I never realized this before, so now I owe 35 years of top 10 lists. That's 350 top things that… Continue reading I forgot to do an annual ‘top 10’ list for 35 consecutive years. So, here they are.
"Clean your room, Baby Jesus is coming." These words were uttered by my mother every year before Christmas. And every year I'd begrudgingly tidy up, but somewhere in the back of my CCD-educated mind, a little voice was screaming back "This is not a Commandment and Jesus never gave a sermon about cleaning under your bed!"… Continue reading Christmas Cleaning
Almost exactly one year ago I posted this to my Facebook account. Since it pertains to Christmas and brings me happy memories, I've decided to dust it off, edit it a bit, and post here - now with photos! Vagabond John came back into my life ever so briefly last year. Some years ago now… Continue reading Christmas Miracle
You would think that with all the years of Christmas pageants and choral performances, plus all the Christmas masses, holiday ensemble gigs and years of opera training culminating in endless Christmas-themed recitals, that I am something of an expert on the subject of Christmas music. And you would be correct. You are very astute! Being… Continue reading Christmas Music
If you've ever had a child, or indeed ever been a child, chances are you've been exposed to some form of Christmas pageantry, whether it's at your church (as it was at mine), your school (as it was at mine) or at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (they had live elephants on stage which as… Continue reading Christmas Pageant
So I saw The Presets on Halloween, if you haven't heard the news shouted from EVERY FREAKIN' ROOFTOP IN THE WORLD by now. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life, which I know seems dramatic to say about a concert. But, when you've wanted to see a band as much as I've… Continue reading Halloween with @ThePresets – a Superfan’s Personal Perspective (#NonStopParty)
Back when I was in high school - a junior maybe, going into senior year - I volunteered to help my family's cleaning lady take care of her 3 horses (2 horses, 1 pony) because she was so busy during the day. Every day I'd make my way to the stable and help out at… Continue reading The Only Horse I’ve Ever Loved
I'm seeing a lot more people publishing their formal follow-back policies for Twitter these days...most of them in marketing. I guess there's a sense that if you're a marketer and you follow another marketer, that marketer is through some sort of blood oath dutifully bound to follow you back. I've been in marketing for many… Continue reading My Twitter Follow-Back Policy
I don't know what life is like for other single moms, stay at home moms, married moms, bereaved moms, moms who ran away and left it all behind, moms of kids adopted from other cultures, grandmas, step-moms, surrogate moms, or anybody else in a motherly position. I only know what life is like for me.… Continue reading A Day in the Life
This is a post I wrote about 4 years ago, but can't for the life of me remember where I published it, or if I ever published it. I'm not finding it indexed in Google, so, here it is now. 🙂 Snow in twilight swallows everything, a down blanket that smothers all it touches. There is a… Continue reading The Man Who’s Seen You Practicing Yoga
I just had to show that off like a badge of pride because I took THE LONGEST FRIGGIN' QUIZ IN THE HISTORY OF THE INTARWEBZ. My score was 48.89299% geek, aka Super Geek. What's yours - if you can be bothered to take it? 😉
I am madly in love with everything about this color palette today. That's all.