Beauty is in the eye of the beholder is a phrase we’ve heard forever. The truth of it can’t be denied. Beauty really is different for each of us and that’s part of what makes the world so wonderful. The same is true of imagination. What seems normal and run of the mill to most… read more.
I would venture to say that every writer is routinely asked, “where do you get your ideas?” Hard question to answer because for me they come from EVERYWHERE! Take this morning for example. Sunday mornings @ 6:30 is run time for a group from my triathlon club. It’s a great group and we have an… read more.
I?know I’ve been away from here far too long. Have I been busy? Terribly. Have I neglected this blog? Absolutely. Have I learned anything while I’ve been away? Damn straight!! To kick off my return, how about the five things I’ve learned from vampires? Don’t give up. It might look like the end but it… read more.
When I grow up I promise to be more lady-like. No more playing in the mud. No more running with the boys (literally speaking of course).? No more bicycle crashes that leave me bloody and scarred. No more playing outside when I should be working. Yup, when I grow up I’m going to be a… read more.
In December of 2008, I learned that I have two half-sisters. Unfortunately, my biological father took all information about them to the grave. Not surprising?he didn’t share that info with my brothers or me. It’s not like we were close. He walked out of our lives when I was pre-schooler. I spoke to him twice… read more.
Here I am in Washington, D.C. one of the most interesting cities in this great country. I’m fortunate to be able to spend the week working here and soaking?up the culture so different from the other Washington that I call home. With a hotel across the street from the Library of Congress, I’m in bibliophile… read more.
A year ago today, my brother Steve lost his battle with cancer. I think of him often. Not of how he was that day when he let go of the pain and left this world, but rather?of his dry sense of humor, his laughter, his funny out-of-the-blue telephone calls. Though he spent the last twenty… read more.
I wasn’t born in Washington State but came here as a preschooler. It’s home and always will be. When you’ve lived somewhere a very long time, it’s easy to miss what’s special about?it and I’m no exception. I work across the street from the Spokane Falls and yet rarely look at them. In those few… read more.
Coming up on Sunday is the Leashes and Laces 5K run in Post Falls, Idaho. I’m participating along with my German Shepherd, Falco. He’s a true delight to go places with and a lovely dog. When he joined our household at eleven weeks old I wasn’t so sure about him. Falco was definitely the doggy?version… read more.