Project Gene Assist Book 2, The Watch & Wand – You always have a choice. Make the right one

Barring acts of God or radioactive slime beast hellbent on scaling the largest tower in my city while simultaneously leaving a swart of destruction in its wake, by this time next week, my book children will officially outnumber my human children. I am going to level with you - it hasn't been easy. When my … Continue reading Project Gene Assist Book 2, The Watch & Wand – You always have a choice. Make the right one

A season for gratitude: A short and simple, but just as honest Thanksgiving list

A pair of Thanksgiving trees now stands at attention in the center of my dining room table. They were a project my boys worked on one day with their Nana. They consist a foam trunk with a scattering of bare branches. Red, yellow, and orange leaves, attached by glue, proudly proclaim all the things my … Continue reading A season for gratitude: A short and simple, but just as honest Thanksgiving list

The cranberry sauce has landed. A thanksgiving perspective

At the time this posts, I will, hopefully, be well on my way to a tryptophan-induced turkey coma or at least surrounded by the smells of food cooking, children playing, and the near-deafening noise of my family squeezed together under a single roof attempting to engage in conversation over the sound of the football game … Continue reading The cranberry sauce has landed. A thanksgiving perspective

It’s all relative

I was honored to present the following on The North Raleigh Rotary Club's family day. In high school, one of my English teachers gave us a creative writing assignment. We were to pick any literary classic and re-write it as a modern retelling. I thought there had been enough adaptations of stories like Romeo and … Continue reading It’s all relative

Miles yet to travel

From the backseat, Kiddo asked, “how many more minutes?” We’d been on the road for the last three hours, so the bigger surprise was the fact that he hadn’t already asked the same question a million times already. “We still have a ways to go,” I answered, not exactly excited to reveal that we still … Continue reading Miles yet to travel