I am knot a quilter. Yes, that was an intentional pun. I am a semi-proficient knitter when locked in a sensory deprivation chamber in which I can focus entirely on the next stitch and avoid any outside stimulation. I have been known to crochet cute hats. I am attempting to learn embroidery and realizing that … Continue reading Editing 101 – knot my strong suit
Over a 30-day period spanning the month of April, I published 20 different essays as part of a writing streak during which I attempted to publish something once a day. Since the last essay of the streak was published at the end of April, I have published ONCE. Nearly three months have passed and I … Continue reading Streaking
I found an article in the community paper about a Tuba Christmas event happening near our house. I rushed outside and pointed to the paper and screeched to my husband that we must go. There are many reasons for this, the bulk of them which are written about in my latest post. You can find … Continue reading Tuba Lessons
My latest post for Medium, a few thoughts on relocation and its related pains and opportunities.
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.