Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Breakthrough

“I tightened up the rhyme on my picture book and wrote a query.” There is a long pause in the conversation signaling Ben is not giving me his full attention.  He is looking not at me, but at his phone.  … Continue reading

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Thinner Living Through Chemistry?

“You know awhile back when there was the Fen-Phen controversy and some people died.  This is the half of the combination that didn’t get taken off the market.” This was the sales pitch given to me by a nurse practitioner … Continue reading

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Make Art Not War

I’m cheating on my favorite shirt. About a year ago, I splurged on a Colorado flag t-shirt.  Living out of state, I had to order the shirt on-line, and I think it ran me somewhere around $25.  I realize to … Continue reading

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Toddler Olympics- Closing Ceremony

We had our closing ceremonies for Toddler Olympics.  While the actual Olympics seem to be downer after downer, our Olympics ended on a high note. With our training completed last week.  It was time to move on to events! We … Continue reading

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Novel Idea

I got another assignment for a magazine.  Great news, but I am still new to this paid writing game.  I lack confidence in my writing, so I had a friend, an actual writer and former editor, read over the piece … Continue reading

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The Gremlins are at it again

The gremlins are messing with me. I long ago developed a theory about when an item goes missing- the gremlins did it.  They hide your keys, your wallet, and one of your shoes, and then watch from afar as your … Continue reading

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