Sanity is overrated. Besides, then what would I blog about?

For years, reading was just escape. The feel of untraveled pages, words pressed intimately into my naked palm, was as exciting as holding a plane ticket. I could hear characters whispering, smell their lingering voices for days. A treasured rendezvous with L.M. Montgomery happened often, sometimes repeating itself over and over during hot summer months. … Continue reading Sanity is overrated. Besides, then what would I blog about?

Buying “example” papers. How is it that really ethical?

One of the most popular posts on my blog continues to be My Life, Ten Years From Now written in July of 2010. It was a response to a Plinky Prompt and then surprisingly featured on Freshly Pressed. This week alone, it has been read 249 times and everyday one of the top searches that … Continue reading Buying “example” papers. How is it that really ethical?

Why I Haven’t Blogged Lately

It's been weeks since I have consistently posted. Summer appears to be the demise of my creativity, not because my brain is on vacation, but because our family schedule dramatically changes. Gone are the quiet mornings sipping coffee in my pajamas after everyone leaves for work or school. They are replaced with mad dashes to … Continue reading Why I Haven’t Blogged Lately

My very public apology – blogging and friendships are tricky

She had every right to be upset. I should have given her a "heads up" that I had written a blog post highlighting an off-hand comment, a comment that wasn't directed at me, just in my presence. It only stung, because it is something that I struggle with and judge myself often. That's the thing … Continue reading My very public apology – blogging and friendships are tricky

Bloggers who live life and don’t just blog about it

I had the luxury of spending time with my mom this week. She flew in from Virginia last Wednesday and left yesterday afternoon. Although I talk to her every day, it's hard to believe I only get to see her but a few times a year. While growing up in Texas, I never imagined there … Continue reading Bloggers who live life and don’t just blog about it