Small Discoveries

I love the little moments when my daughter, Aishtyn, realizes a truth about the world aound her. It is such a delight to see her use her powers of deduction to discover the way things work. Things that seem so simple and obvious to me are new and fascinating to her, and through her eyes … [Read more…]

Oh, the irony!

Ha-Ha, Ok, so I realize the “I’m Not Fat!” announcement was posted on April Fool’s Day, and yes, the timing could be considered a cruel joke I played upon myself. But no, it’s just a pathetic coincidence, not the first in my life, and assuredly not the last.

Empire Falls…upon a truth.

So I finished Empire Falls this morning. Still don’t like the book, still felt it was in dire need of a good editor, but found that I had to at least give it a C+, rather than the C- I was originally contemplating. The upgrade is due to the well-crafted moments of truth a few … [Read more…]

Major News Flash- I’m Not Fat!

I love that commercial for, I think, Quaker Oatmeal. The one where all the women in it go through their daily routine with a scale chained to their ankle, dragging along behind them, while Willie Nelson croons “You Were Always on My Mind.” I never fail to chuckle with self-deprecating commiseration. As I was looking … [Read more…]


That’s just my juvenile acronym for the IRS…it sucks, really. Though I refer to myself as a SAHM (another acronym = stay-at-home-mom), I juggle 4 jobs (and I’m not counting motherhood as one of them). Most of these jobs are contracted work, so I’m considered self-employed. Which means I don’t pay taxes, or social security, … [Read more…]

You may have noticed

That it was almost a year from my first post on this blog (in May of 2006) to the time I actually began to attend to my blog-life in earnest (March 2007). All I can say is: working on this blog was on my list of things to do, and well, it’s a freakin’ long … [Read more…]

Empire Falls…asleep?

Well, currently I am reading Empire Falls for my bookclub (and yes, we do more than drink wine, thank you!) Wow, I don’t plan to have insomnia for the next week while I force-feed this down my literary gullet. It’s ok, the characters are mildly interesting, the plot is mildly escalating, and the setting is … [Read more…]