My Essay is on Grown & Flown

I’m excited to announce that an essay I wrote in a recent writing class taught by Christi Craig was published on Grown & Flown, a website and blog for parents of teens who are preparing for college and beyond. My essay, which started with a prompt to write...

Books Read in 2018

At the beginning of 2018 I created a visual “bookshelf” in my bullet journal to record the books I read and make some notes about them. Looking back at my year, assuming I actually recorded every book I read, I read 28 books (not counting children’s...

A Community Reading

I’m excited to announce that I get to read an essay written by my friend, Joy Riggs, at a Community Reading taking place in Northfield at Imminent Brewing on Friday, June 1st beginning at 5:00 p.m. Joy would normally read her own essay but will be out of town...

Getting Ready to Write

I’m writing on my deck this afternoon, working on a story that’s due in a week and a half. Correction. I’m sitting on my deck this afternoon and am getting ready to write the story that is due in a week and a half but am writing a blog entry instead....

Journaling again

I recently purchased a soft cover Leuchtturn1917 journal in a lovely blue color. It has numbered pages that are dotted instead of lined (lined and unlined are available but I chose the dotted for the fun of it), lovely thick paper and some nice extras like two ribbon...

Poetry Morning

The last several days have been full of many wonderful moments and also way too many tough ones. It’s life. It’s not always easy. I’m feeling overwhelmed. I am feeling like I am failing on several levels – parenting and being a kind spouse high...