“Wasting Time” Is Not On My Calendar!

I walk into the room all cheery and sit down, front and center. My notebook and pen are at the ready, all set to absorb new information from my local writer’s group that might edge me closer to the best seller list. Then the speaker speaks. “What? What did you say?”...

What If You Were Good at Something and Didn’t Know It?

“What’s a weird or unique thing that’s happened in your life?” This was just one of the gems that caught my ear at a writing workshop last week. I’ve read memoirs before and found them, quite frankly, pretty boring. I was born, I did this, I did that, blah...

Taming Ducks is a Relief

Is there a difference between the words “easy” and “simple”? Or between “little” and “small”? They seemingly mean the same thing, but how do the words hit you when you hear them? Say, for instance, in the title of a book purchase you’re considering. In lives of...

Do Only What Really Matters – 10/10

I’m a writer who isn’t writing. I’ve moved twice in the past six years and could blame it on that, but the truth is I’ve let it happen. All those obligations and activities that “come up” rule my life, until the squeaky wheels get all of me. At the time it felt like I...