When You Fail ‘Decision Making’

Decision Making and Reasoning – D I had been nervous to show mom my not-so-stellar freshman grades. I had expected lectures and disappointment. But I hadn’t expected laughter. So much laughter. “That’s our Kendra – she failed ‘decision making’!” My efforts to explain that the course wasn’t a how-to so much as a how-do (as [...]

Choice

In light of Robin Williams’ death, the online debate seems to focus on whether suicide is a choice. Of course it is a choice. It is not always the best choice. It is not always a fully-informed choice. But it is a choice. When my best friend in college took her life, it was a [...]

Fill (Five Minute Friday)

Today I’m linking up with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday, the day we write for five minutes on a single prompt and then hit publish – no editing, no backspacing. The prompt this week is: fill.  {Yes, I know it’s Saturday – that’s how we roll around here.} BEGIN. “Be sure to secure your [...]

Begin (Five Minute Friday)

It’s Five Minute Friday – the day hundreds of people write for just five minutes on the same prompt and then share their words with each other on Lisa-Jo Baker’s site. No editing, back-tracking, or revising. Just writing for the joy of writing. Won’t you join us? Today’s prompt: begin. I feel a little deflated. [...]

Death Takes a Ride – A Book Review

I feel bad because Revell graciously gave me an advanced copy of Lorena McCourtney’s latest mystery novel, Death Takes a Ride, and I have not been able to finish it, despite the fact the story takes place in my hometown (how cool is that!?) and that it is a mystery. That said, Ms. McCourtney is [...]

What Kind of Morning Has it Been?

You don’t have to be Scooby and the gang to figure out which side of my hair I style first each day. Invariably, I start out strong, enjoying the process of converting frizzes into smooth sleekness, but just as night follows day, and green beans are met with whining, my enthusiasm assuredly wanes. I pause [...]

Exhale (Five Minute Friday)

It’s Five Minute Friday – the day hundreds of people write for just five minutes on the same prompt and then share their words with each other on Lisa-Jo Baker’s site. No editing, back-tracking, or revising. Just writing for the joy of writing. Won’t you join us? Today’s prompt: exhale.   Breathe… It’s my standard [...]

Books I Read in June

Okay, so I read slow as molasses. Sometimes it is because I have to fight my way to finish a book. But mostly it’s because I can’t stay awake. I save reading until my chores are done – or, more accurately, until I’m done with chores, because sometimes I just scrap the rest of the [...]

Release (Five Minute Friday)

It’s Five Minute Friday – the day hundreds of people write for just five minutes on the same prompt and then share their words with each other on Lisa-Jo Baker’s site. No editing, back-tracking, or revising. Just writing for the joy of writing. Won’t you join us? Today’s prompt: release.   Just let it go. [...]

Messenger (Five Minute Friday)

It’s Five Minute Friday – the day hundreds of people write for just five minutes on the same prompt and then share their words with each other on Lisa-Jo Baker‘s site. No editing, back-tracking, or revising. Just writing for the joy of writing. Won’t you join us? Today’s prompt: messenger. (Disclaimer: I kept writing when [...]