What if? 

  Do you wonder if you could do something? Maybe you should try it. Could you run marathon? Write a book? Bake baklava? Try parkour? Plant a garden? I say no a lot: It's not the right time, I'm busy, It's not for me. With three little kids chatting my ears off and needing all the … Continue reading What if? 

Idiosyncratic – Reality of Life and Goals (6)

This might be the kind of 31 days series that happens in 3 months. I'm sorry to say. But I'm also interested in the possibilities of considering the topic for longer. Because sometime no matter how much you want something or how hard you chase it, now just isn't the right time and maybe putting … Continue reading Idiosyncratic – Reality of Life and Goals (6)

On this sometimes cantankerous point of blogging – and not.

Sometimes I feel like I'm trying too hard, but not often. Most of the time I feel like I'm not trying hard enough and their must be something more I should be doing. But here in my little writerly world I feel like I've been trying too hard to write only in a certain way … Continue reading On this sometimes cantankerous point of blogging – and not.

Because I accidentally chose – #oneword365

Honestly I hate falling into groups of what 'everyone else is doing'. If I was picking a word before it was popular I would have no hesitation this year. But I haven't and it is really very popular among these blogger people to pick a word and despite my inhibitions about joining in with popular … Continue reading Because I accidentally chose – #oneword365

Fun Things To Do in 2016

These aren't really resolutions, and some of them aren't even goals, but some are. It's simply a list of fun, at least what I consider fun, for the new year. Because that is what New Year's Resolutions are for me: just fun. It's not that I have to do them. It's not that I need … Continue reading Fun Things To Do in 2016

10 Blog Favorites from 2015

I like to look over what I've written every now and then. Just review, see where my writing is going, what I liked best, what other people liked best, and how I can keep writing what speaks. And the beginning of the year is such a logical time for it. Stats Only posts written this … Continue reading 10 Blog Favorites from 2015

Loud Art and ‘Longing for Paris’ by Sarah Mae {book review}

"All my longings - this pull that seems to rise up from my soul and make me lean a little more in and a little more up - they are the stir of heaven, the magnet attracting me to itself."  -Sarah Mae, Longing for Paris: One Woman's Search for Joy, Beauty, and Adventure-Right Where She … Continue reading Loud Art and ‘Longing for Paris’ by Sarah Mae {book review}