If Homer had a blog, would you read it?

It’s tough being a writer. Especially when it dictates your paycheck and not just your free time. Now I know, I know, there are people out there who think writers don’t do diddly … we sit around all day drinking coffee and chewing on pencils, reminiscing about the “good ol’ days” of longhand and pen-and-ink…

The one piece of advice a writer needs —

“It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.” ~ T.S. Eliot Believe it or not, I’ve never really asked for writing advice. Mostly, I suppose, because it was what I did. Because it is what I…

You’ve seen one lasagna, you’ve seen them all —

I have to be careful here — see this might be one of those posts that earn me a hater or two … but then again, the risk of offending someone to the point that they don’t want to read my blog isn’t really anything I’m overly concerned about. And come to think of it,…

Never underestimate the importance of dental floss and pearls …

Time is funny. And it’s not fair. I don’t care what anyone says, argue if you must, but there’s nothing constant about it. It is, in fact, erratic at best. Relative? (yes, thank you Einstein). Absolute? (no, sorry Newton).   Time is always changing. It’s never the same one day to the next. Oh, sure, there’re 24 hours in…

Empathy for 2014

I’ve never been big on New Year’s resolutions. I’m more of a Monday girl – you know, Mondays are the start of a new week and as there are 52 of them throughout the year, I sort of figure why not let Mondays be the day to turn over a new leaf … or let…

Tell Little Johnny to Go Away …

I wish I had two blogs. NO. No I don’t. It’s all I can do to keep up writing here, write for my ‘real” job, write the third and final installment of the trilogy I’ve been working on and find the time to sleep my body’s nine-hour required minimum. (Yes, I know – it’s a…

Jason Wu? Hello … I might need a dress!!

Lookie lookie, I’ve been nominated for an award – which, I think means that I also received the award? Then again, I’m not sure … it only says nominated … maybe there’s a drawing at the end of the year or something … maybe I can get a new dress ! Oh, Jason Wu, if…