Only after I became a mother in the most basic, literal sense, giving birth to my son and a few years later my daughter, did I dedicate the time needed to realize that raising children represents only a modicum of true mothering. It is a much bigger, holier, metaphysical concept than I give it credit. … Continue reading Mothering
Writing is not just writing, it is therapy. And when I've grown tired of reading story after story of triumphant multitasking from around the Web, sometimes I have to offer another view. My satire makes fun of mostly me, so should anyone be offended, they can take comfort in knowing I've out crazied them from … Continue reading Semper Currit
Why am I not writing? I ask myself this question as I scroll through Facebook reading other people's writing and kicking myself for not writing. Then I head to Twitter to look up some more writing, and even Instagram to look at some pithy captions. Then it's 45 minutes later and I wonder why I … Continue reading The in between times
Well, that didn’t take long, but I’m fairly certain it wasn’t anything I did to encourage the fold. I contributed to the latest, and turns out last, Desert Lifestyle Magazine over the summer and recounted a fun little Christmas-inspired bike story from last year. This year I barely managed to decorate William’s bike, and instead … Continue reading Desert Lifestyle Magazine Fall/Winter 2017
Author’s Note: There is so much to say about this race, but what follows isn’t exactly a race report in terms of explaining the course or its amenities. What follows is more of an essay about the race experience. If you want to quick race recap, here it is—I highly recommend Utah Valley for its … Continue reading In the moment and in the lifetime – Utah Valley Marathon race report
A second Spouses Corner installment in Desert Lifestyle magazine happened this spring - click here to flip through the latest virtual issue and read "Desert for One" on page 25.
No, I'm not running for hundreds of days in a row, or even dozens of days, or even a week. I am already training for a marathon. That helps with plenty of lapses in judgment already, nobody needs what I have to offer while actually trying to run for multiple days in a row. I … Continue reading Running Streak
Living and running in the desert have offered a whole new perspective on life for this Midwestern girl. Recently two coyotes came across my path during a long run, I went ahead and wrote the conversation running through my head. In reality, they are generally harmless, but that's not what I tell myself at 7a.m. … Continue reading Desert Running
I played kickball for the first time in more than 20 years and I lived to tell a story about it. You can find it in the Winter 2017 issue of Desert Lifestyle, that showed up at your house earlier this week if you live around Twentynine Palms. For those who don't have the luxury … Continue reading Winter 2017 Desert Lifestyle Magazine
There is a quote a friend recently shared from the great cowboy, entertainer and author Will Rogers and it goes, “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” Since reading the quote, I have wondered how this applies to not only to what we … Continue reading What would Polly say?