Diversify your friendship pool. Avoid surrounding yourself with a bunch of like-minded people with the exact same views and interests, who are in the exact same stage of life. This might be one of the best pieces of advice I got when I was younger.Read More
If you had the chance to talk to yourself when you were 17, what would you say?
I had an opportunity that was as close to that as I might ever get.Read More
Rocky was an asshole. He terrorized me for an entire summer. All ten pounds and one foot of him.
My kids and I were talking about how you’re supposed to stand up to bullies. And my seven year old son asked me if I’d ever been bullied. Well, no, not exactly. Not by another kid. But there was this one summer when my life was made a living hell by Rocky the Rooster.Read More
My husband says I can’t bang out a blog post or polish off my novel because I’m too distracted by wine. Um, no, I have other legitimate distractions.Read More
Instead of cursing your cold, sorry ass, Winter, and spending four months fantasizing about living somewhere hot - I am taking you on. And I will defeat you. I will bring you to your knees.
This is my Winter Bucket List (or as I like to call it Winter Fuck-It List). It will keep me so busy, and having so much fun that I will be sad when the snotcicles melt.Read More
I assigned my Red River College Creative Writing students to write the most AWKWARD sex scene they possibly could...I decided to take a stab at this myself.Read More