Closed Room

How do you write about something you don't want to talk about? Except, you DO desperately want to talk about it. Because not talking about it means you have barred the door to a room of your life. Barred the door and tried to walk away and forget about it. But-- Say the door you …

2015 in Review

January Published a poem Started my 100 Words writing project Rented two movies at once from a Redbox in a probable snowstorm Continued (over from Dec '14) sewing purses for ca$h money Experimented with midi rings February Upgraded the kids to a bunk bed! Oliver raced "Science Car" at his Boy Scout pinewood derby Bought …

I Really Fricking Hate Birds [Everyone Has a Thing and This is My Thing]

I was searching through my Google drive, trying to find a piece of Serious Writing so that I could make some revisions when I stumbled upon this delight: the fanciful little piece I once wrote a friend in an effort to explain my crazy, bird-hating ways. I offer it here for your amusement. It is rather …

A Little Tradition

I almost threw this out, unseen. It was on the reverse side of a worksheet, the side that hadn't been set apart as being for something. One minute I am in rote Mom mode, flipping through, piling and preparing to dispense of the day's stack of first grader school papers, bundle readied for the garbage--and …

Sorting Time

I count on the end of each year as my moment for self-reconciliation, my opportunity to think through the year gone by and decide what it all means. Me, the bookkeeper AND the books, settled in at an imagined table to see how I did this year, my life a one-woman business of sorts. And I …

Memory and Change

Think Kit, Day Two! Still excited. Still blogging on not my computer. Today's prompt is straightforward: I am to tell you about a time this year that I changed my mind. Possible problem: I don't change my mind! (Not publicly. Not in a way I'd ever admit to. I'd find a way to back into …