Due to travel, I will not be blogging from 1 - 15 April 2019.
January is here and I am baffled. Where is the excitement I usually feel? I like to spend January getting excited about what's next. I had planned on returning to my novel. Thanks to NaNoWriMo, I had developed a strong daily writing habit. My re-write of Rapunzel was going to rocket forward. Then my husband... Continue Reading →
There's been a lot of stuff floating around on the internet about stores being open or closed on Thanksgiving Day. Having stores open on a holiday is a bad idea, and living in Germany for two years taught me why. When I lived in Germany in the early 90s, the hours for shopping of any... Continue Reading →
I suck at relaxing. Like most Americans, I suffer from the Puritan work ethic: we must always be doing, and the doing must be productive. Thanks to my health issues, I've learned that I must rest some of the time, but even when I decide to take a break, I often struggle to truly relax.... Continue Reading →
First, my laptop died. All my writing -- novels, blog posts, journals, even packing lists -- lives on my laptop. Losing that tool was like having an arm cut off. I would think of something to do, then realize I was missing most of the parts of myself I use to do that thing. Bewildering... Continue Reading →