Dear Ex-Husband: 10 Reasons Why You Think I Am a Bitch (But, I’m Really Not)

  Leaving You: I finally came to my senses.  This seemed to have come as a surprise, although I have no idea why.  After eleven years of dealing with you even Mother Theresa would have been at the end of her rope. Lunch Money: After we split up you thought it was my responsibility to … More Dear Ex-Husband: 10 Reasons Why You Think I Am a Bitch (But, I’m Really Not)

For Mother’s Day: Six Years Later.  (Because You Never Know That the Last Time Is the Last Time)

  Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, 2017. The last Mother’s Day I spent with my mother was May 8, 2011.  We spent it being irritated with each other.  She was planning a big Memorial Day picnic and she wanted me to invite the guy I’d been seeing for over a year to meet the rest of … More For Mother’s Day: Six Years Later.  (Because You Never Know That the Last Time Is the Last Time)

Yo, Dude!

I cannot tell you how many conversations I’ve had with friends about how “lucky” I am to be able to do anything I want, when I want, with who I want.  I won’t lie, I like my freedom.  I don’t mind kayaking or hiking by myself, vacationing by myself, only answering to myself.  Since the … More Yo, Dude!

Breaking Free

When you’re not with the right person, relationships can be hard.  When they go wrong they can leave a mark and the mark it leaves may not be only on you. My parent’s divorce was messy and fueled by cheating, drugs, and alcohol.  My sister and I were pawns in their power struggle.  My vision … More Breaking Free

I Am.

Fitzgerald.  Dickinson.  Twain.  Dostoyevsky.  Plath.  Hemingway. Writers have tortured souls and these are some of the greats.  It’s the force behind a writer sitting down to spew out words on paper.   Pain begets literary brilliance.  A good story typically follows the twelve steps of the writer’s journey beginning in the ordinary world, calls to adventure, … More I Am.

Let the Light In

If you follow me on Pinterest you’ll see a multitude of corny quotes on happiness and positivity (and probably a lot of Star Wars jokes and chocolate red wine cupcake recipes, too).   I am one of those people that loves, that NEEDS to have these good, happy, the glass is half full kind of words … More Let the Light In