Tag Archive | writing

Not For the Faint of Heart

I loved a boy in high school. My family moved to a new town in the middle of my freshman year, and I saw him for the first time at the bus stop. I could see his house from my bedroom window. The worst night of my life was the night he took another girl […]

Lung Leavin’ Day

  There’s a lot more to this picture of Heather Von St. James and her daughter Lily than you see—battle scars, miracles, loss, courage, humor and triumph. Well, the courage and humor shows in their eyes. Their journey began in 2005. Shortly after Heather and her husband Cameron welcomed Lily into the world, Heather was diagnosed with […]

Under Construction

It’s time for a face lift. And since I can’t afford one, I’ve decided to give one to this tired old blog. Over the next few days, I’ll be experimenting, changing things, having fun, changing things, getting frustrated, changing things and swearing. I’m a perfectionist for details (the big picture escaped my notice many times), […]

Reverse Impressions

I met our new priest this weekend. At confession. Confession is not the place to make a good first impression. But that got me thinking (dangerous, yes). I came to the conclusion that we’ve been doing it backwards. First impressions shouldn’t be good. Okay, I’ll try to explain my logic (not always easy). Nobody is […]

The Other Woman

I wasn’t worried when she appeared in my husband’s life or that they had to spend some time together—for work. I didn’t realize how serious it was between them until my husband announced she would be joining us on a trip. “Are you serious?” I asked. I think I was giving him that squinty look. […]

Ready. Set. WRITE! Week 9

  Monday, August 3 Week  1.  How I did on last week’s goals– I didn’t participate last week. I was immersed in the world of Twitter. I received a few passes on my query, so I revised it and sent out a few of the revised versions. 2.  My goal(s) for this week– More waiting. Waiting is […]

Puppy Love. Puppy Hate

I have five kids. I’ve become adept at ignoring the whine of youth. My brain tunes out the words and only hears the annoying drone. One day my youngest daughter followed me around whining about something. Finally, a word— divorce—penetrated my consciousness. I started to listen, although the droning whine made it difficult. “He can’t divorce […]

Ready. Set. WRITE! Week 7

If you’re wondering what Ready. Set. WRITE! is all about, it’s a summer long writing intensive with the purpose of writing, revising, planning, and keeping each other accountable. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, Erin Funk, and Jaime Morrow. If you’d like more information or to participate in Ready. Set. WRITE click here. Monday, July […]

Ready. Set. WRITE! Week 6

If you’re wondering what Ready. Set. WRITE! is all about, it’s a summer long writing intensive with the purpose of writing, revising, planning, and keeping each other accountable. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, Erin Funk, and Jaime Morrow. If you’d like more information or to participate in Ready. Set. WRITE click here. Monday, July […]

The Ordinary Conspiracy

Dear Special, I’m writing to warn you that Ordinary is conspiring against you. I think he is trying to take over the world. He knows once you are gone, the world will be his. He uses different guises (Comfortable, Relaxing, Equality) with the same intent–your demise. He’s scheming to get people to settle for the lowest […]