The Daily Struggle

I never intended to use this blog for political purposes. Even now, this post is not really intended as political commentary as much as a plea for personal responsibility. Like so many, I am dismayed by the way current leaders are trampling upon the very freedom that...

It’s all in how you choose to view it

November didn’t turn out anything like I’d planned. I thought we’d have our first female President–but I was wrong. I thought I’d conquer National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and get 50,000 new words written in my current work in...

Democracy Requires Respect

I doubt I’m alone in feeling a great deal of trepidation as we look forward to tomorrow’s election. At fifty, I can’t recall another instance in my lifetime where I’ve seen such contention and divisiveness between candidates and their supporters. Facebook is no longer...

The Advantages of Uncertainty

When nothing is sure, everything is possible ~ Margaret Drabble I love the positive spin this perspective places on uncertainty, which is a state of being most of us otherwise dread. This reminder seems especially apt at the end of a rough week in the publishing...

Temptation’s Silver Lining

Another new year, another round of resolutions. I’m not even going to list them because, if history predicts the future, chances are good that I won’t keep them for more than about five months. *sighs* Temptation–to eat that sweet, to nap instead of...