Writer’s Block

I believe I have firmly established myself as a writer. After all, I have been successfully blogging on this blog for almost a full year now. I have been a published author since 2007 and have written an entire series based around the Realm of Original Magic and the Portals. I have been writing since […]

Road Trips: Part Deux

My last blog post dealt with some of my musings from the road trip my husband and I just completed. This post deals with the other half of those musings. Unlike other trips to the Windy City where we stayed with some of the members of the other half’s family, since we had the funds […]

Road trips

Road trips are a beacon of summer.  Mention a road trip to an American and one is instantly transported to miles and miles of connecting interstates and roadways, where at any moment any number of cars are traveling.  Who knows what cars one might see on the road trip too.  There are infinitesimal numbers of […]

“You used to…..”

Every so often, I deal with friends and family I don’t see on an often enough basis. I have gone years without actually seeing some family members face to face, though we talk on the phone often and text almost every day. I spend more time emailing others instead of chatting on the phone since […]

When the Going Gets Tough

There’s an American proverb that states “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Of course, the flip side to that is “when the going gets tough, give up.” I’ve also heard a few other options of this proverb like “when the going gets tough, run away” and “when the going gets tough, you […]

We are Warriors

I have often found it funny (as in ironic funny, not ha ha funny) how we often go through life sometimes absorbed by what we are going through that we fail to look at the pain others may have as well. I am not a stranger to this, for I often emphasize my own struggles […]

Consider this

Have you ever thought of the word consider? The word means to reflect upon, to think carefully, to regard something. It means to muse upon an idea, to evaluate a suggestion or a claim. We consider decisions we need to make. We consider qualities in ourselves and in others. We consider ideas that make or […]

The Ball is in Their Court

I have a little fortune cookie fortune taped to my old monitor that reads “Patience is one of the hardest virtues to master.” It sits there, reminding me time and time again that I need to be patient. Not everything or everyone operates on “my time” and I must learn to deal with it. I […]

Looking back

As a writer who has been writing since I was little, I often write a great deal in journals, scrawling lines and lines in pen. I do also journal in private folders and blogs on my computer, just typing away my feelings. I sometimes go back and read them, but often, I just tuck them […]

Forgive, just as you have been forgiven

Lately, certain events in my world have led me to think a great deal about forgiveness. And since I have been challenged to be bolder and speak with more conviction, I have found that I need to write about this topic too. It’s been on my mind a great deal. Forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate […]