Where Do Your Travel Dreams Take You?

I randomly pulled three cards from that journal prompt deck and got these options for today’s post: Making time for things is about priorities (it’s not that I don’t have time to learn how to rebuild an engine, I just prefer not to learn that), and writing out what people don’t understand about me would…

Where the Bored Mind Wanders

Before I get to the titled topic, I need to provide some background. I recently purchased a thing (or 100 individual things, I suppose) that some of you might think is silly, given the plethora of free stuff to be found on the interwebs.   Though they are intended for journaling, I bought this set…

Why Do Women Need Their Own Day?

Today is International Women’s Day, and I hadn’t planned on writing anything specifically on this topic, but then two things happened. The first relates to Captain Marvel debuting in theaters, an event I found wholly appropriate for International Women’s Day. However, since its first screenings late last night, it’s been review bombed on Rotten Tomatoes…

Is There Too Much Apologizing Going On?

There’s an interesting phenomenon in the blogospere and in social media. It looks something like this: “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while.” “I’m sorry for posting so often.” “I apologize for the political post.” “Sorry for all the book posts.” And on and on and on. I noticed the first example in blogs…

Sometimes, You Need A Win

If you know me in real life, you know I go to Starbucks a lot. A lot. My kids attend Taekwondo classes across the street from the Starbucks location I frequent the most, and they pretty much live at Taekwondo, especially around tournament time. The baristas know my name. I gave them copies of The Seventh…

The First Thing I Wrote

I participate in a Twitter chat called #TweepWriter. It’s a community where writers answer a different question every day throughout the month. Today was day 20, so this was the question: What was the first thing (poem, short story, book, blog post, etc) you ever wrote about? I think I misunderstood the question because I…