Why Do We Walk on a Hot Summer Day

I went for a walk the other day. It was hot, even by my southern standards. The mercury proclaimed the temperature to be somewhere in the mid-nineties. The density of sweat on the back of my neck suggested it was closer to triple digits (or thirty-seven for those who've long since abandoned the imperial system). … Continue reading Why Do We Walk on a Hot Summer Day

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In addition to this blog, I have a number of other jobs. I'm a manager, novelist, and a designer. I'm a daughter, sister, and a wife as well as friend, aunt and dog owner, but I'm also a mom which means that at any given time I'm a volunteer janitor, baker/short-order cook, event planner, mediator, … Continue reading Pardon the interruption but check out these blogs

2 things kids pick up in seconds which many grown-ups haven’t learned in years

I'd been booked for a reading, but not just any reading. No, this would not be some open mic style event at the nearby coffee shop, nor would I be reading to empty chairs at the local bookstore. I would be reading to a packed room, made up by the most discerning of audiences. An … Continue reading 2 things kids pick up in seconds which many grown-ups haven’t learned in years

Batman’s greatest challenge yet – a tru-ish story

Gotham city lay quiet. It had been weeks since the Joker had shown his bright green hair or pale white face. The flu virus going around must have taken him out too. Alfred pulled the curtains open. "Good day Master Bruce." I grimaced as my eyes adjusted to the daylight cutting through my room. The … Continue reading Batman’s greatest challenge yet – a tru-ish story

What poisonous zombie tsunami sharks can teach us about achieving realistic goals

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"What would happen if a Tsunami came here?" my youngest son asked as he brought over his latest creation. It was a drawing featuring a tiny mound of brown in the lower left-hand corner. A large blue backward C shape filled the rest of the page. I looked at the picture. I looked at my son. … Continue reading What poisonous zombie tsunami sharks can teach us about achieving realistic goals