stuff i’ve written


  • what’s in a name?

    If you had to change your name, what would your new name be? “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – as penned by William Shakespeare in the famous tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. In the play, this is Juliet’s way of saying a… Read more

  • not about the chocolate

    Describe your dream chocolate bar. So, this will be brief. I’m not a big chocolate fan. I’ve even made the statement that I don’t like chocolate. But that’s not actually true. It’s just not ever “the thing I want” when I’m feeling hungry/hangry/snacky/munchy. Now, add some chocolate to peanuts or peanut butter, and that’s something… Read more

  • what are you looking at?

    My little froggy friend made another appearance today. I had to post it. Read more

  • Memoir Writing: Understanding the Why

    This is an excellent post by blogger and author, Wynne Leon. I’m captivated by it! A quote I feel deeply within myself, as a son and a dad, is this: “…we all navigate a path in our parents’ shadow” This one is worth reading, sharing, and discussing! In the summer of 2015, I was pregnant… Read more

  • The Poky Little Puppy

    Do you remember your favorite book from childhood? Absolutely! I loved reading as a child. And as a preteen, I would read ten books each week during the summer. I’m pretty sure I read every single Hardy Boys mystery, every Nancy Drew story, all the Sherlock Holmes books, and a whole lot of other books… Read more

  • no more wordpress emails!

    A while back, I wrote this post / plea, hoping someone could help me figure out how to turn off all the wordpress email notifications received every time someone comments, likes, or subscribes. From the responses I received, it seems I was not the only person befuddled by this. Well, guess what!! I figured it… Read more