Being happy all the time is ridiculous

I was sitting in a coffee shop near my dentist's office. I just had my teeth cleaned, which is always a treat - is it weird that I get excited to read old People magazines in a waiting room by myself? The orange fluoride (mint was on backorder??) my hygienist applied mingled with the decaf … Continue reading Being happy all the time is ridiculous

Sharing the earth with other humans is a grind

I had a bit of a moment today. A moment where the paint thinner of life smeared itself all over the thin layer of niceness I try to coat myself with when I'm in public. And it wasn't even my kids this time. My amazing in-laws had taken the girls for a chunk of the … Continue reading Sharing the earth with other humans is a grind

Third-of-a-life crisis

I was going to start this blog with a joke about how long it's been since I last wrote, but that seems like a monotonous road to go down - pretty much every post could start out that way. So I'll just say that I'm pleased to be back. It's that time of year when … Continue reading Third-of-a-life crisis

Writer’s block/ Procrastination/ I’m still here!

Dang. It's been so long since I last blogged that I forgot my WordPress username and password. Actually, I sorta forgot the name of my blog, which is unfortunate, considering that it's the same as my legal name (minus the .com... I think). And you know what? I don't even have a great excuse. I … Continue reading Writer’s block/ Procrastination/ I’m still here!

Pitch Perfect (or, how to join the prestigious world of freelance writing)

When I tell people that I'm a freelance writer, I usually get one of two responses. The first is a vague "How nice!" accompanied by a probing glance, as if my slouchy posture will somehow confirm that, yes, freelance is code for "makes very little money." But the other response is one that is clearly … Continue reading Pitch Perfect (or, how to join the prestigious world of freelance writing)