Just Write: Another Showing

I’ve been missing from this place. Have you noticed? I have. I had major deadlines at work last week, but finally on Thursday things were quiet. Then the weekend hit and there were outings and ice times and hockey games and a showing. Now it’s Monday night and I’m finally able to sit down with […]

Five Things I Learned on Vacation

1. Daughter likes turbulence. 2. Catching up with Pinterest after two weeks away is fun, email is not. 3. Long walks on a secluded beach are good for the soul. 4. Humidity is good for the skin. 5. Coming home to your own bed, to your own kitchen and to your own dog is completely […]


I feel stuck. In my writing. I finished a wonderful class two weeks ago and I’ve barely written since. I met with my amazing and talented writing group this weekend, and had only written a one page response to our Prompt. (And yes, that was the writing I spoke about up there in the third […]

A Box of History

My Mom brought me a box full of family history this weekend. For years it sat in my Uncle’s garage. It’s filled with photos and other family memories, including a whole bag of photos of family in Denmark, with handwritten descriptions in Danish. I guess they’re from around 1930 or so, but I need to […]

Writing the Truth

I’ve been writing a lot lately. And reading about writing even more. As I struggled to get honest words on the page this week, I ran across these lines from Judith Barrington’s Writing the Memoir. “For some reason particular to you and your life, you need to tell the truth. However, even if  your need […]

Real World Magic

Saturday morning I was driving north on the River Road and I saw the most amazing sight. It was the fourth or fifth day in a row where we woke to a thick fog, But this day, as I drove down the steep hill at Franklin Avenue, I noticed the fog had settled. There was […]

Foto February

I’m taking on a photo challenge. A photo a day for the month of February hosted by the very lovely blog, Fat Mum Slim. The site is new to me, but I’m loving it. And now I’m motivated to take Fotos! I’d like most of the shots to be taken with my nice camera, the realist […]


The week of Holiday Decorations continues…. I’ve been seeing these Pomanders in Blogland and on Pinterest lately and knew I had to make a few. I actually hoped it was something Daughter could help me with, but it was tougher to poke the cloves into the oranges than I expected. (I did, however, get Husband to make […]