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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

We Are All Going Blind

My family has been involved in animal rescue for the last few years and we have spent countless hours, tears, dollars and heart aches literally saving canine lives. Some have been easy. Some have been really hard; like the ones dying at 4 AM that we’ve spent all night administering IV fluids to only to [...]

Knock, Knock

It’s been so long since I logged into Shout, I forgot my password!!
This place feels like the arms of an old friend you haven’t seen in far too long, but whose embrace erases all the bubbles in time and you’re exactly where you left off. I miss it here in the land of blog and [...]

Falling Out of Love

As deeply as I fell in love with blogging, I seem to have suddenly fallen out of love with it.
Eventually the pull to meander through multiple ideas, stories and the issues I care about will bring me back to this space, but for now I’m simply not enjoying the clicking and hopping required to be [...]

I’ll Show Mine If You’ll Show Yours

If I didn’t have to focus on making a living, this is what I’d do with my life. Georgia doesn’t have a Child Help facility and I’d LOVE to be the person who creates one here.
What is your altruistic dream? Would you feed the poor? Save the planet? Reform education? Cure cancer? Stop domestic abuse? [...]

I’ve Got Nothing on Day 5

It’s 2:47 in the afternoon on day five of my commitment for 30 posts in 30 days, and I’m sitting here thinking about what an insane commitment this was, and I’m wondering why I like self torture.
So rather than anything even resembling a cohesive thought, I’m going to take the liberty to ramble on for [...]

Everyone Needs a Little Serious Loco Combination

You know how some people look like their dogs? My face is too round to resemble the long snout of a German Shepherd, but my husband and I have decided we act like our dogs. Or, they act like we do….I’m not really sure if it’s nurture or nature.
Meet Max and Ellie, our 2-year-old canine [...]

Today We All Graduate

My youngest stepdaughter graduates from college today. This morning’s ceremony and the afternoon’s celebration are a tribute to the achievements of a child now turned woman. She’s grown and succeeded, matured and failed, faltered and galloped while often surprising herself. She’s fantastic.
Like most rites of passage in a child’s life, this moment is not only [...]

Did I Really Do That?

What was I thinking when I committed to 30 posts in 30 days? I’m quite certain I may have momentarily lost my mind, but a commitment is a commitment and I’m barreling down the runway ready to pull up the landing gear August 1st.
You can help me reach the goal. Is there something I’ve previously [...]

Blogging is Like Sex

I’d like to report that I’ve spent the last 24 days unplugged from the land of blog so that I could dedicate time to a fitness regime, to my family and that I even got to throw in a few days of vacation. That would be a big fat lie.
In addition to losing my mind [...]

Creating Her Own Moment With a Renewal of Vows

The growing baby hardly made a bump under the simple fabric of her wedding dress. It was the obligatory yellow sash tied around her waist that told her story and her fall from grace.
The 15-year-old girl from a nice Catholic family and her 18-year-old handsome knight didn’t need the help of a shotgun to declare [...]