• Humor,  Life

    Dads Walking the Walk

    Recently I wrote about who’s left behind when dads walk away, a topic I’m all too familiar with…. as a dadless daughter and as a veteran teacher.  The effects, like scars in the cracked earth, leave little doubt about the devastation. But about the same time I wrote that post, I discovered a dad and his blog … a dad who demonstrates the other side of the story …. the ones who stay, the ones…

  • Great Reads,  Humor,  Quotes,  Writing

    Take Those Underpants Off Your Head…! {Great Reads}

    Now that we’ve got THAT out of the way….. Such sage advice from author Chuck Wendig is what you’ll get in his writer’s how-to books.  Don’t worry ~ you’ll soon see the connection between underpants and writing…. I promise. I stumbled on to Chuck’s 250 Things You Should Know About Writing a few years ago and immediately loved the content and especially, his…

  • Humor,  Life

    No Shave November: Hair Today … Gone Tomorrow??

    Married to a mountain man? It sure has seemed so lately! As November comes to an end, so does my husband’s newest addition. I noticed several weeks ago that his goatee, or ‘goat’ as we call it, had begun to …. ummm…. expand. The usual clean-shaven cheeks gave way to the scruffy weekend look (which was weird for a guy in finance! Think: clean cut,…