On Seasons

On Seasons

Don't you just love this time of year? The weather is cooling down, the flies' days are numbered (hooray!!!) and I'm loving my sweatshirts, hot coffee, and afghans. The seasons are changing, and I'm so looking forward to fall. Spend enough time around me and you'll learn that it's my tendency to look forward to [...]

Once Again – A Poem

Once Again – A Poem

Two natures fight within me Clawing for complete control And the evil one is winning – Its dark reign I can’t o’erthrow. For its grasp about my mind Has left an imprint stiff as stone And its chains about my heart Into my flesh o’er time have grown. And I can’t break from these shackles [...]

You May Be a Writer If…

You May Be a Writer If…

...your brain is always churning with story ideas, song lyrics, or rhyming phrases. ...a favorite pastime is reading obituaries and wandering through graveyards. (You'd be surprised at how many writing prompts they hold.) ...you scribble random notes all over the place - on church bulletins, note cards, scrap paper, journal covers, napkins - so you [...]

Why I Journal

Why I Journal

I received my first journal at the tender age of eight... and I've been journaling more or less consistently ever since. It's become a habit I never want to break. Let me tell you why. First of all, spilling my thoughts onto a page helps me to think more clearly. Something about seeing the crazy [...]