The Real You

The Real You

Do you ever wonder what life would be like if people knew the real you, with all your quirks and bad-hair days? I make it a practice to never wear makeup when going to the doctor’s office. I mean, if I’m sick or have a problem I want my doctor to see the...

Tossing and Turning all Night?

Do you adore or dread going to bed? Odd as it may seem, bedtime brings me joy. After washing my face and brushing my teeth, I draw back the covers, fluff the pillows, and slip inside my cocoon feeling elated. I make note of this sensation because I figure it will...

Circulating Letters

Yesterday, I wandered next door to chat with a neighbor. Minutes later in her kitchen, I mentioned how I’d recently met a distant relative from New York State for the first time. In retrospect, I realized I’d forgotten to ask that person if they’d attended the same...

Your Best Pet Yet

As a girl, I was an animal lover. And still am. My parents gave me a fish tank, my first foray into the kingdom of animal ownership. In no time, I begged for a hamster. Later, a gerbil. And a German shepherd. And a cat. My parents indulged me, but they must have...

Writer’s Block

Amidst a sermon recently, our pastor slipped in the words: writer’s block. My spine straightened. We have a large congregation, so he couldn’t be referring to me, could he? No, his vision scanned the many heads; he was talking about all of us striving to be perfect,...

Why I Became a Writer

Happy April! These leaves are unfurling right outside my second-story window. Seriously, they’ve transformed from this morning, and I can hardly wait to see them tomorrow. I’m starting this blog because I want to know you better, and I’d like you to get to know...