A couple summers ago, after teaching English and creative writing for years, I was finally able to put down my teacher’s briefcase and dedicate myself to writing full-time, as I had always longed to do. So last September, I went to a writer’s conference that opened my eyes as to what I needed to do … More One Year Blogging Anniversary
My older sister will tell you I’m the crazy one, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’m not representing the family all by myself in the crazy-corner: In honor of sisters everywhere, here are the top ten reasons my sister is crazy (well, at least the ones that I can … More You Think I’m Crazy? Meet My Sister!
Ten years ago, I had a young man in my creative writing class named Tommy. He was a bit of a slacker…okay, he was a complete slacker. Clearly, he smoked too much weed. Over the years, Tommy became friends with my oldest son, also a slacker and someone who, at the time, likewise smoked too … More Searching for Truth? Call a Mom
In honor of Labor Day, I wanted to celebrate those people who do some of the worst jobs out there. With thanks. We need people who are willing to sniff the effectiveness of anti-antiperspirants. We also need that poor guy who stands in the john of a ritzy restaurant and offers towels to– –WTH? No, … More Ten Jobs from Hell
It’s that time again. Summer is breathing its last and September is around the corner. Not a fan of the ninth month. It’s rather like a nasty, festering carbuncle on an otherwise perfect year. Now, you may be saying, “Wait a minute… You can’t impugn an entire month.” Yes. Yes I can. And here’s my why … More September’s Bad Rap