Saturday hubs and I took a trip to Alcatraz. If you haven’t taken a trip out to the rock, it’s something I’d definitely recommend. There is so much history on Alcatraz, and while the tours are geared toward a narrow section of its history, the experience is well worthwhile. We started off listening to one of the rangers talk about … Read More
I have been accused of being a workaholic… and even I have to admit there is a kernel of truth in that statement. Between having the more-than-full-time day job and writing and editing in every “spare” moment I can find, taking time off is something of a foreign concept. Vacations from the day job are made with accomplishment of writing … Read More
I have been seeking agent representation for a while. My process has been slow because making sure I had the right fit is very important, and I’ve had a few other life events which have taken my focus. I’ve had an agent for my work in the past, but things didn’t work out like I’d hoped because while she loved … Read More
I recently went to the doctor because I knew there was something not functioning correctly. Sure enough, I had a flare up of diverticulitis. So armed with antibiotics and the doctor’s instructions to stay on clear liquids for the week, I returned home to battle it off. With the number of times I’ve had to do clear liquids, you’d think it’d get easier. It doesn’t. Then I returned after a week for the re-check and to review the blood results … and had a bit of a surprise waiting for me.
When the song Hard Candy Christmas first hit the charts, I didn’t understand the lyrics. I grew up having hard candy for Christmas and the ribbon candy in particular always brought good memories of Christmases past. And initially I thought the song was calling hard candy at Christmas cheap and a sign of hard times. In a way it is, but over the years, I’ve learned it says so much more than that.
I’ve been having a bit of an off week… you know the kind. Nothing really wrong, but not feeling quite 100%, the day job a little tough to take. Yet there were bright spots to the week, like getting a text message from my friends Drew and Branli about getting together for coffee as they passed by my workplace. So not all bad, not all good, just not feeling quite myself.