Are you keeping up with the changes? Life & Social Media

We've all heard some version of the old adage, "If you're not changing, you're dying." Since you last read a blog post from me, I've done a lot of changing. July and August was spent working on a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for my book Why's That Dog in Here? (it wasn't successfully funded, …

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Life and Blogging on the Disabled List

Welcome sports fans, it's baseball season! Unfortunately, I've been on the DL since April 3rd. I've made an effort through the years to keep this blog upbeat, positive, and encouraging. What I've noticed is that when I don't feel those things, I tend not to write. The regular struggle for me is that as a …

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… down she fell… now what?

This is another blog post that started out as a Facebook status update, but grew too long, and seems appropriate for a blog post. Actually, this may be happening regularly for the next four to six weeks. Thank you to my personal Facebook friends for all your prayers and kind words. It's going to be …

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Enjoying the Journey Dad, but Missing You

Dad died eight years ago today. (This last minute post started as a note for family and friends on my personal Facebook page, but before hitting send, I decided it’s appropriate to share here with the world…) I come from a practical, rather stoic family. Birth, taxes, death…just parts of every life. We acknowledge the …

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Did You Miss Me? Chronic Illness, Distractions, And Writing

Forgive me, Dear Reader, for I have neglected to write. It’s been three months since my last post. I created snippets of potential posts, but nothing worthy of publishing. This post may be more musings and ramblings than information, education, or inspiration, but here it is nonetheless… To start, thank you for the many kind …

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How We Honor Women

Today is International Women’s Day, observed since 1909, recognized by the United Nations in 1975. While scouring my mother-in-law’s kitchen sink this afternoon, I had my own realization about women and how we care for each other. It made me nostalgic, sad, proud, and concerned all at the same time. Soon after I became a …

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Busy-ness

It's been such a busy week! I don't want to neglect my renewed commitment to blog, so here are four quick updates for you: If you aren't aware, or haven't yet liked my Facebook page, please know that I post there almost daily, including #100DaysOfGratitude and #365PhotoChallenge. Today I did a bit more, including sharing my process and …

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Planning~~Laughing~~Writing

Recently I was challenged to tell my life story in six words. Being a novel writer who loves details, this was more than a little daunting. I think I finally figured it out. I make plans and God laughs. I am a planner. Since childhood. I enjoy working out details, crafting goals, and anticipating the …

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Meanwhile…

I hate posts that start out "sorry I haven't written lately, but..." so I won't do that today. Or I could pretend I'm going to confession... "Forgive me, dear reader, it's been four months since my last post..." It's been a hard four months. Bad doctor visits, disappointing MRI results, frustration and pain all around. …

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Reflecting on 2014 goals…

It's New Year's Eve. Usually this is the day I spend gearing up and getting ready to launch my new goals. Today is different because I didn't accomplish a single, not one SINGLE, goal that I set for 2014. And they were excellent goals. I put a lot of time, thought, and planning into my …

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