I love to write. Scratch that, I love when I have written. But all this promotion boloney that comes with it? Ugh.
Every time I have a conference with my older son's teacher, we spend 15 minutes skirting around words like 'challenge' and 'motivate'. What it takes me a quarter of an hour to illustrate by saying things like, "Yes, he is a bright boy but as his pushy mother I know he can do a lot... Continue Reading →
If you have grade school kids you may be familiar with 100th day of school celebrations. Students are invited to bring in 100 of some 'thing' and they happily spend the day gluing 100 pieces of Ziti or 100 Cheerios onto a big poster board. Like so many other child and school related scenarios, it... Continue Reading →
When I started Wine and Cheese (Doodles) last year, the original intent was to document a journey of rediscovery. Nothing too ornate or complex, mind you, just a rediscovery of my newly bought and paid for free time. With both boys finally in school full-time and a stretch of cleared calendar ahead of me, I... Continue Reading →
I'm in a book rut, stuck in book blah-dom. Prose purgatory if you will. This is unusual for me. With the exception of hard-core sic-fi/fantasy, I usually can and will read anything you throw at me. Reading is my sole remaining vice, my escape, my can't live without. While I am partial to fiction, I read... Continue Reading →
I am neither short, nor sweet. But as we are nearing the end of Vinterferie (February break) here in Denmark and I have finally been tagged by the cold bug that's been running around Europe for the last six weeks, I will try to make the post what I am not. Today's Pay it Forward... Continue Reading →
If you are of a certain age, you may remember a time when everything you needed to know fit neatly into 26 alphabetized volumes. Not so much these days. The amount of information available, at our literal fingertips, is overwhelming. Research a rash and you've got lyme disease, scabies, pancreatic cancer or perhaps just dry... Continue Reading →