A Bringer of New Things

I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.

Beautiful Holiday Cards & Gifts for a Good Cause (UNICEF)

I just discovered that UNICEF sells gorgeous holiday cards (as well as box sets of birthday cards and blank greeting cards) and also all kinds of global-inspired gifts, many of them … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · 4 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

Self-care School: And Sometimes I Need to NOT Make To-do Lists

 After all that talk in my last post about my personal “life hack” trick for making helpful to-do lists, I must tell you that on the other hand, I’ve learned … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 4 Comments

Self-care School: 2-step To-do Lists for Wiser Living

Following my last post about my struggle to accept limitations and set realistic goals, I want to share a very simple, practical trick I have found to help myself plan more realistically. … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Self-care School: Learning to Acknowledge and Accept My Limits

The Problem I have always had a problem with acknowledging and accepting my limits. My mind is extremely active and driven, and I have a huge appetite for things I … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 6 Comments

Reconciliation: A 99-word Story

I wrote this little flash fiction piece for the Carrot Ranch weekly 99-word flash fiction challenge. This week’s topic is “an amazing feat.” Mary was cutting her dog’s hair in the … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · 5 Comments

Self-care School: Orientation

  I am in self-care school. It’s not a real school–wouldn’t that be awesome if such a thing really existed? Maybe I can create it someday! But for now, my classroom … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Worth the Effort: Awkward Friendship Beginnings

One lesson of adulthood I’ve been learning is to have patience with awkward beginnings of new friendships. Making new acquaintances and casual friends is easy, but growing close, deep friendships … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 4 Comments

Great Stories Are Magic

  I’ve been reflecting lately on what makes a story great. There are good, well-written stories that connect with many readers, and then there are great stories that sell wildly … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · 1 Comment


All right–I was keeping this secret for a while, but now I’m ready to tell you my big news. I am expecting twins!!!!! My husband and I were so excited … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · 13 Comments

Mind Cleanup (Books Read Lately)

  I’m finally sitting down to do a “mind cleanup” post about what I’ve been reading and writing lately…which is not enough, I feel! Life has been busy these past several months, with the … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 5 Comments

To Speak for Herself: A 99-word Story

  Here’s another little 99-word story for this week’s Carrot Ranch flash fiction challenge, on the topic of sound. This story is inspired by the life of a good friend … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · 9 Comments