Behind every cute necklace...
is a really good story
(and more!)

Old Reliable

I’ve had a few nicknames — none that really stuck, which was probably a good thing considering the Peppermint Patty one from college which I’d just as soon forget. One nickname though that does resurface every now and then in my extended family is one … Read more

How To Get Creative (Get Bored!)

People sometimes ask me how I get my ideas for essays, blogs, books and the like. I was never really able to answer this question in a coherent or meaningful way. “I don’t know. They just kind of come to me” I’d say hoping that … Read more

School Supplies and Stomach Aches

I’ve avoided Staples since July 4th. I’ve needed new printer ink and envelopes since about July 8th but convinced myself I could do without them. I dread back to school supply shopping. It’s funny because I love shopping for just about anything else, and this time … Read more

A Train in Spain

I once had breakfast belly up to the bar at a dive somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the Spanish countryside wearing only a pink Victoria’s Secret night shirt. This may not be going where you think it’s going. I studied abroad in London … Read more

Life Beyond that Bus Stop

If Norman Rockwell painted a picture of a bus stop, I think it would be mine. Not mine exactly, but the one where at least one of my children has stood for eight years waiting for the school bus to pick them up and drive … Read more