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I run a small consulting business, which needs to weave into my life as a mother and military spouse. Stay-at-home orders almost HARPOONED any productivity that I could muster this spring. There was a lot of out loud shouting (better than in my head or into a pillow, I guess?) and there was a lot … Continue reading Chunk away at the projects
Links to a short list of my favorite essays from 2019 have sat in a Pages file, open on my desktop, for more than two months since I picked them out. The last year was great for writing, including a 30-day series in April, plus an online course with Natalie Goldberg and a few submissions … Continue reading Best of 2019
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