As I Lay Sleeping…

As you read this I am sleeping. I am getting my hand fixed. It's a common thing. People like me who work with their hands wear them out. I have put this off a bit longer than I should have, but that's normal for me. I have put my health on the bottom of my … Continue reading As I Lay Sleeping…

One day at a Time

We have all heard the advice about taking days one at a time. It is the foundation of most twelve step programs. I am on a program of my own for the next twelve days as I prepare for hand surgery. A "pantser" is someone who, “flies by the seat of their pants,” meaning they … Continue reading One day at a Time

Some People are Just Mean

I am a little late on the post today because family always comes first. We all had a case of cabin fever, so we donned masks and went to a bookstore. Here we are my husband, me and five of our children walking into the store masks on, chatting and laughing. There were very few … Continue reading Some People are Just Mean

Life is Not Competition.

Slow down. Life is not a race or a competition. Just because someone gets to a milestone before you means nothing to your journey. You can do life out of order. You do not have to have a life time career. You can choose many. You do not have to marry anyone. You can live … Continue reading Life is Not Competition.

Stop Hiding Behind Rules

I like rules. I like the consistency of knowing that I can do anything and if I choose to not do a thing, the consequences are known. If I speed and get a ticket, I pay a fine. If I don’t do the things my employer expects and follow the rules, I will be unemployed. … Continue reading Stop Hiding Behind Rules

What Friend?

Did you ever run into a friend whom you haven’t seen in a long time and wonder what happened? You know the one. The one who you did everything with and were even maybe contemplating spending forever with, yeah that one. What did you say the last time you saw them? In my experience, when … Continue reading What Friend?

Are you safe?

I feel safe. I know it is nothing more than a feeling. What makes me feel safe is the trust I have in humans. I trust my family to do as they should. I trust my coworkers, my employer and others to do as they should. It is all just a feeling and I hope … Continue reading Are you safe?

A Scholar of You

How does a person become a scholar of anything? I am educated so I know how the system works. You study and publish paper after paper, after paper, after paper. You network and earn respect from your peers. After an undetermined period time if you are diligent, work hard, and pay your proverbial dues you … Continue reading A Scholar of You

It’s Not About Money

When I started writing and publishing I thought that I would be successful and make a decent living at it. While it is true that I have sold more than a few books, I still have a job as a librarian. I do not live off the money I make writing and I am ok … Continue reading It’s Not About Money

Fifth Rule of Social Media

Don’t assume, especially emotions. You can’t read minds. Speaking of emotions, don’t try to read it into someone’s post. Maybe the post the thing to make a point. Maybe they aren’t really angry.  You are not a mind reader.  Even if you think the words portray what the human who posted it is feeling you … Continue reading Fifth Rule of Social Media