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?

Just Because We Can, Should We?

I read an article yesterday in the May issue of the Ladies Home Journal about the plight of the families living in Appalachia. It is a devastating picture of an America that I have never known and hopefully neither will my children, at least not from personal experience. I was shocked to read about a … Continue reading Just Because We Can, Should We?

7 Things You Might Not Know About Me

I had a little mental block yesterday. It could have been the hours I poured over emails trying to find emailed tax donation receipts received during 2010 because apparently it never crossed my mind to print them when they were received. That would have been too easy. Or maybe it was the mind-numbing exercise of bill paying. Oh - it … Continue reading 7 Things You Might Not Know About Me

Finding Myself On the Other Side of the Tracks

I'm not usually a very impulsive or spontaneous person. If anything, my close family and friends would agree that I painstakingly take my time to make a decision. It's not that I can't be flexible. I just prefer sticking to a plan and going with what I know. Researching  my options seems logical and responsible. … Continue reading Finding Myself On the Other Side of the Tracks

Sometimes Just Showing Up is Enough

There's an African proverb that says : "It takes a village to raise a child." According to Wikipedia, this saying originated from the Nigerian Igbo culture and proverb "Ora na azu nwa" which means it takes the community/village to raise a child. The Igbo's also name their children "Nwa ora" which means child of the community. I believe … Continue reading Sometimes Just Showing Up is Enough