Category: Lessons Learned

  • 2022-06-18 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 14: Taking Life Less Seriously… ✍🏻

    2022-06-18 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 14: Taking Life Less Seriously… ✍🏻

    …It’s only life after all.  Yesterday was the last day of the writing challenge and I’m not sure how many words I compiled over the last two weeks or how many poems I feel are ready to meet the world, but I do know I’ve spent a considerable amount of time working on writing, contemplating […]

  • 2022-06-16 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 13: Changing the Answer ✍🏻

    2022-06-16 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 13: Changing the Answer ✍🏻

    As I near the end of this two-week writing experiment I recognize that much of what I have written (the new stuff anyway) has been blog posts. In the beginning, I had this blog down as an option if I got stuck or didn’t want to work on some other project on my list. But […]

  • 2022-06-15 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 12: Just a Girl and Her Notebook ✍🏻

    2022-06-15 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 12: Just a Girl and Her Notebook ✍🏻

    Today’s craft talk newsletter was inspiring. The guest writer waxed on about another writer who wrote with joy for writing and, as it seems, a zest for life itself. Its aim was to remind us that we sometimes have to get away from the notion that writing is grueling work. Let’s be honest, it can […]

  • 2022-02-03 I Need to Write This

    When I say I need to write this, what I mean is that I need to try and work through my thoughts and feelings. I need to come to terms with what’s happened, document my perspective for posterity, and try to find some internal resolution and peace. That’s what this is.  Yesterday I had a […]

  • 2021-07-16 This Blog Post is Not About Toads 🐸🐸🐸

    2021-07-16 This Blog Post is Not About Toads 🐸🐸🐸

    Jim and his boys brought back about 12 toads from their adventure at Two Rivers State Park and we released them in the stream behind our house. I feel a little bad for displacing them from their original natural habitat but feel confident they can thrive here too. Lots of cool places to burrow and […]

  • 2021-06-12 The Security Camera Saga: A Prequel 🎥

    2021-06-12 The Security Camera Saga: A Prequel 🎥

    A prequel? Hmmmm… This is new.  The briefest definition of “prequel” that I have found is a story or movie containing events that precede those of an existing work. And for sure I began writing this blog post several days ago with the intent to get into the weeds of the analysis I was doing […]

  • 2021-05-18 Music as Inspiration and Other Rando Crafty Thoughts…

    2021-05-18 Music as Inspiration and Other Rando Crafty Thoughts…

    I’ve had my new phone for over a week and finally.. FINALLY.. got my music library loaded. So now I’m officially down to using one device daily. 💃💃💃 This morning, instead of picking a playlist, I’m listening to the ultimate shuffle—all the songs that are in my library. Another advantage of my new phone is […]

  • 2021-05-17 Back in the Game… ✍🏻💕✍🏻✍🏻

    2021-05-17 Back in the Game… ✍🏻💕✍🏻✍🏻

    Last year I went on a submission spree, submitting my poetry to all levels and types of publishers, from the very brand new organizations to the big-name long shots—print, online, anthology, full manuscript, chapbook, daily, monthly, quarterly journals and reviews. I think I maxed out at 80-something open submissions sometime in November or December. Oh, […]

  • 2021-05-11 All of This Is True.. Or Is It? 😉

    2021-05-11 All of This Is True.. Or Is It? 😉

    This morning I was listening to my “Gear Shifter” playlist—the one I curated with songs that are sure to pump me into a cardio machine mood. One of the songs that came up in the shuffle was Hoodie Allen’s “The Real Thing.”  The end of the song is a clip I have to believe is […]

  • 2021-02-05 This One Time at Band Camp…

    2021-02-05 This One Time at Band Camp…

    JK.. I never went to band camp.  I did go to cheer camp like 4 times though. Sadly there are zero juicy stories from that. All I have to show for my four years of cheerleading in high school are a bunch of pictures of all my bad hair days, nightmares about perpetually being excluded […]

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