Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.

— Winston Churchill

Wondering on Wednesday: Happy and Free

My husband took this picture of our son last Saturday and I can’t help but smile every time I look at it.

I’m Wondering on Wednesday: When was the last time you felt this happy and free?

I’m Not Lazy, Really!

I could also title this post, One More Reason Facebook Sucks
On Facebook there’s this foolish thing where questions pop up about people in your network. They’re probably harmless, silly, rather simple questions. I had no idea this little application existed until I received a notification that people were answering questions about me. I had to [...]

Reorganizing My World and Slave Labor

My 5-year-old son is a bit compulsive about certain things. When he was a toddler, he’d refuse to eat french fries unless he could first put them in a straight line across his plate. Before he could even walk or talk, he was much happier sorting Legos by size, shape and color than he was [...]

Wondering on Wednesday: Disagreeing on The Big Stuff

The other day I talked a little about how my longtime friend, Amy, and I have such different lifestyles that we probably make a nice little Yin and Yang social experiment to help our children learn that differences are actually OK and can enhance our lives. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, [...]

Wondering on Wednesday: Your Favorite Surprise

It was 14 years ago today that my husband and I met in a rather chance encounter. We’re still trying to figure out who got the better part of that April Fool’s joke. We met online, back before it was cool to do so, before people were actually looking for other people online, back when [...]

Wondering on Wednesday: Teaching Children to Embrace Differences

I wonder if our propensity for conformity feeds a culture of bullying. I don’t know anyone that thinks childhood bullying is acceptable, but I wonder if our adult choices in friendships provide a spotlight for homogeneous circles, and teaches our children that although it’s easy to discuss diversity, the practice of accepting differences is much [...]

This Nut Isn’t Really Cracked

Several weeks ago I shared with y’all that I’d been skating on a slippery slope of mild depression for several months and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. Well, actually, I didn’t think anything was wrong with me and I was chalking the whole thing up to anxiety…but my darling of a [...]

Blog Withdrawls

How is it possible that I haven’t written anything in two and a half weeks? I’m having blog withdrawls, which I think is a good thing. Perhaps it means this unexpected, self-imposed hiatius I’ve been on is just about over.
Have you ever experienced blog withdrawals? It’s not pretty. Kind of like the food poisoning I [...]

Monogamy Lessons and My Affair

You know how the anticipation of your first time in bed with a new lover is often much better than the actual sex? Sure, the newness of it is delicious and the sweet surrender of curiosity is satiating in its own right, but like all baubles, it takes time to polish and create a high [...]

Free Flow

If I were a glass is half-full kind of girl, I’d tell you there’s nothing better than a blank piece of paper beckoning me to fill it. But, for some reason, for a million reasons, blank pieces of paper and blinking cursors keep pushing back and the thousands of words ripe with anticipation seem to [...]