Lightening Strikes, Maybe Once, Maybe Twice…


2014 – It’s The Time

The New Year is, for better or worse, a time when nearly everyone takes stock of their lives, where they’re at, what they’re doing and gives consideration for change. While I’m not really a proponent of specific New Year’s goals (i.e. I’m going to lose exactly this much weight, I’m going to save up exactly this many dollars, etc), I do think that taking a good, hard look at your life sometimes is a beneficial and wise thing to do. 2012 and 2013 were both, for many reasons, very trying years for me. However, instead of consuming myself with the “have nots” and the “what ifs”, I’ve found myself dwelling much longer lately on the future instead. It’s mine to grab hold of. I thought I would share some of my (relatively unspecific) New Year’s goals for 2014 – Perhaps not goals per se, but things that I want to revisit, focus on and dedicate energy to in the new year: Read the rest of this page »


Square Pegs Ink – Check It Out!

Check it out, guys and girls – I am always one for sharing exciting news, especially when I can proudly back it. My friend and fellow writer, Layce Gardner, recently started a publishing company with her wife (also a writer!), Saxon Bennett. If you’re familiar with any of their works (and you should be…COUGH), then you’re probably already at her blog for details! Here’s the cool information:

Square Pegs Ink

The Snow-Woman

There was something magical in the way it snowed that night. Thick, fluffy white flakes slowly looped from the sky, swirling gently through the calm air. Illuminated by only the bright whiteness of the moon and dots of stars, the snowflakes fell easily and created lazy, haphazard patterns that sparkled against the clear glass panes of her slick bedroom window. Read the rest of this page »

That Crazy/Stupid Thing Called Love…

What is it about someone that makes another person let them into their life, even when their logical brain is telling them to watch out? Why do some (rare) people seem to possess that magical quality that makes you fall head over heels, flat on your face, and stupidly ignore all internal warning bells until further notice? How can you turn it off? How can people that SEEM right for you not be the ones that grab your heart, while the one that CLEARLY isn’t is the one that you stop everything for?  Read the rest of this page »


Excuse me while I vent.

Here is the background: Read the rest of this page »

WordPress and Internet and SEO, Oh My!

So I’ve finally got around to playing with all of the settings and nifty features that WordPress offers bloggers (as in, yours truly) and I had to share some of the best of what I’ve discovered.

I’ve had this blog for nearly two years now and I was curious what people were typing into search engines to find me or (probably more accurately) what they typed in that landed them here, whether they meant to visit my blog or not. Read the rest of this page »


Because we all could use a bit of it sometimes.

“Write it so that people can hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.”

-Maya Angelou

…And that is one of many, many reasons why she is one of the greatest.