Tag: love

a duck in a flamingo world

Last week my family went on a trip to a zoo. We’re zoo people. It’s fun for us to explore new places and see the crazy animals. As we walked through, we stopped at the flamingo habitat. The pink diva birds stood on their…

The Book I Want To Read

I’m near the end of my edits for A CUP OF DUST (my novel in progress). Thus far I have bled 7 purple pens dry and used 3 yellow legal pads full of paper. I can’t even come close to guessing how many cups…

Why I Write

It seems that I’ve written about a septillion essays titled “Why I Write”. It’s a common interview question. It’s something I’ve mulled over for years. Why do I write? I’m going to be honest. It’s tempting, in the secret hyper-ego part of my brain,…

Being Fruity Is A Good Thing

  My friend Amelia Rhodes and I text many times a day. A common theme in our messages lately has been… “The internet is ruining the world” Now, I don’t really believe that. Without the internet, I wouldn’t have this blog, connections to many of…

Slurping Coffee Like a Barista

  Yesterday, I took my regular, favorite seat at my local Starbucks. The one all the way in the back. It’s the best spot for people watching. Well, and it’s close to the bathroom…so there’s that. Now, I spend a good amount of time…

You Wrote A Book About THAT?

I was out to lunch with my friend Janet a few months ago. Now, one thing you need to know about Janet is that she has no filter. She says exactly what she thinks/feels/etc. Our lunches are never boring. Oh. And she doesn’t have…

Doing Work

My buddy Mitch* called me a “Writing Machine” the other day. Can I tell you, I don’t mind that title at all? Because I don’t. It’s flattering. It made me giggle a little. Then I felt like a non-writing machine because I was messing…

Lavish Sprinkles

My son’s idea of cookie decorating involves a lot of sprinkles. A. Lot. He would have dumped the entire bowl of teeny tiny candies on the teaspoon of icing had I let him. Seriously. He likes his sugar. Now, this might offend some among…

Neti Pots, Mullets, and The Prodigal Son

Show Time!

Make sure you check out my video reading from Paint Chips. Click here to watch it! If you’ve ever written anything, you have most likely heard the big writing rule… Show. Don’t Tell. If you’ve never heard that phrase or seen it in red…

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