A Bringer of New Things

Musings on personal growth, books, motherhood, writing, and more.

Happy Holidays!

From me and my family (including Jill [pictured above], the cat we rescued this past year, who has become such a delight!) to you and yours, happy holidays! I still … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

Creature Comforts Lately

This is a variation on my “Lovely Moments Lately” posts (which I keep meaning to do more of but keep forgetting). Being twenty weeks pregnant makes me crave creature comforts! And I … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 10 Comments

Cats on a Wall

On another evening cat walk, these three got a kick out of sitting on the neighbor’s wall. Jill is playing with Marvin’s tail. 🙂 While Marvin’s tail flicks and hits … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

Cat in a Birdbath

I’ve been taking these two on walks in the evenings, and the other night Murray got cozy in the neighbor’s birdbath. 🙂

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Another Kitten Video

For those of you who enjoyed the kitten video in my last post, here’s another one for you! This one’s a bit longer but still full of cuteness. Things in … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

Kitten Spring

As you know, I was kept busy this spring by a litter of kittens–first trying to manage interpersonal dramas between the territorial mama-to-be and my other three cats, then trying … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · 11 Comments


Sorry it’s been sudden radio silence on my blog. Things have been really busy lately, and I haven’t had the mind space for blogging. I still don’t, actually, but I thought … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

Buds, Blooms, & Blossoms: Spring Has Begun!

I am thrilled to see signs of spring all around me. The string of warmer days we’ve had is supposed to turn chilly again soon, but I am just glad … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 6 Comments

Setting Us Free: The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris

I just finished this book and highly recommend it. It took me a long time to read, because, as with most of my nonfiction reading, I read just a little … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

What Marvin Thinks about Snow

February 8, 2016 · 5 Comments

Declaration of Independence (99-word flash fiction)

  I may be small, but I am free. I am no one but myself. I do not bend my opinions to yours just because you are bigger. You can … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 10 Comments

November Mind Cleanup, Blog Business, & Thanksgiving

It’s been a busy month for me, so I haven’t blogged much. But here’s what’s been going on in my reading and writing life. Reading I got to read some … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 5 Comments