Today I had someone call me a “failed artist”. Before you get all irate on my behalf, I’m not offended by this. I’d rather be what this person defines as a failed artist than a successful…I don’t know, pretty much anything else. This person’s definition of a failure is anyone who has the audacity to […]Read More Failed Artist?
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I lovingly refer to my mother as the Comma Queen. She’s my proofreader extraordinaire, when I can contract use of her services. She is in very high demand, you know. Making my own grammatical blunders always makes me cringe. However, it happens. Sometimes, I know it before the words ever trip off my tongue, but […]Read More Where’s My Grammar Police Badge?
Hello! Long time, no blog. I know, believe me. The absence has been felt. However, I’m back. In part, thanks to my 2015 New Year’s Resolutions, but mostly because I missed this too much not make it a part of my life. Things I’ve discovered since starting my new job. A job in which I […]Read More What’s Eating My Brain?
Happy New Year! Alright. It is that time of year again. Last year my New Year’s Resolutions went…pretty well as far as these things go. More things got crossed off the list than left on there. I’m not thrilled, but I am resolved to do at least as well this year. So, here goes. […]Read More Resolution Resolved.
Last weekend, I joined my family at Grand Lake for our annual long weekend at the lake. Every year we rent a house at Candlywyck Cove Resort (and a hotel room or two) and spend the weekend laughing, eating, swimming, fishing and playing dominos (and any other games we can come up with). My dad and his […]Read More Family
Have I mentioned lately that I love Twitter? Well, I do. I find some of the greatest stuff there! For example, today I haven’t even been on Twitter, but I got an email from them with tweets I may be interested in. (You know the one I’m talking about). Typically, I just delete the email […]Read More Neil Gaiman Talks: What ifs, Why fors, and Hows
There are so many amazing people on this list, but I’m only going to discuss a couple of my favorites. First, have I mentioned how awesome John Greene is? Like here and here and here and here and here and here and here? Well, it turns out I’m not the only one who thinks so. […]Read More Guess Who’s on Time Magazine’s Top 100 List?
I learned a line dance to this song last week. My friend is going to use it at her wedding. Fun stuff, I’m telling you. That whole shebang will be going down a week from today. What do you have going on this weekend? For me, I’m headed to the Farmers’ Market bright and early […]Read More Happy!
Have you ever found something that worked its way inside and just refused to leave? Coleridge’s Kubla Khan did that to me. The very first time I read it or heard it, I just couldn’t let it go, and I don’t know if I could tell you exactly what grabbed me. Each time I read it, […]Read More More poetry