A Series of Unfortunate Events

Beware of overconfidence. It can turn around and bite you in the derriere, or at the very least, leave you feeling betrayed by yourself. Here’s a small example. I am an excellent parallel parker. My mother taught me, as well as my driver’s ed teacher, and I got pretty good at it. I’ve learned toContinue reading “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

My Paddle’s Keen and Bright

I might have saved someone’s life today. I’m not entirely sure, so I’ll lay it all out and let you be the judge. I was paddling my kayak and singing a song I learned a child: My paddle’s keen and bright Flashing with silver Follow the wild goose flight Dip, dip and swing   Dip,Continue reading “My Paddle’s Keen and Bright”

I’ll Give You Something to Cry About

When I was growing up, this saying was something many parents used as a child raising technique. I’ve been thinking about it a lot today, and wondering if mom and dad really understood what it meant: ‘Here is a little gift from me. It’s going to hurt enough to make you cry.’ I don’t thinkContinue reading “I’ll Give You Something to Cry About”

ASMR – It’s Weirder than I Thought

I woke up at two the other night and felt wide awake. To get sleepy, I turned to YouTube for a quick relaxation session. I like watching two things: a nice massage or a gentle hair brushing experience. I wrote a blog about the hairbrushing thing called, ‘Let Me Help You With That Kink.’ That’sContinue reading “ASMR – It’s Weirder than I Thought”

Snack Time in the Apocalypse

My daughter, Hilary, is my alpha reader when I’m writing a novel. I recently sent her the first three chapters of my latest work in progress, and after all the required ego building; ‘Yes, nice, very good. I like the character and story,’ she proceeded to put me in my place. “Mom, what’s with allContinue reading “Snack Time in the Apocalypse”