the art i needed post image

Saturday, noon, the doorbell rang and there was Meliss with her magic blue suitcase. I’d wanted to do some sort of ritual at this new point in my writing life. At first I imagined something to summon what’s next as I send my revised book proposal out into the world. I asked Meliss if she [...]

i hear you

i hear you post image

“That’s a quarter of a million.” This is what Chris said when I told him that my TikTok video was coming close to 250,000 views. My husband is the numbers person in this relationship. I’m not sure why it hadn’t hit me that 250,000 equals a quarter of a million. A quarter of a million. [...]

blog revamp & omg i’m on tiktok post image

Why would a woman in her 50s go on Tiktok? Why would I change up a blog that’s been noodling along just fine for fourteen years? Maybe you remember how I posted about sending out my book proposal a year ago. Maybe you remember how in January of this year my brain exploded and I [...]

going analog

going analog post image

We went to Mexico City with the kids in July. It was such a fun place to be with young adults. Hip, lively, vibrant. L brought along an old school film camera. These are her photos I’m sharing here. I love them so much. She’s been messing around with cheap film cameras since she was [...]

on listening

on listening post image

My empty nest days are so quiet. I can go whole days without speaking to anyone, until Chris gets home from work. Writing at the backyard table, I hear scrub jays squawking and hummingbirds clicking. (When I played that video out here in the backyard, a hummingbird started clicking like crazy in response.) Today I heard [...]


aswirl post image

The last six weeks have been a swirl, let me tell you! So I thought I’d just go with that vibe and make this post its own swirl: things I’m excited about, random photos of a trip visiting dear friends who moved to Mexico, and a recipe for really tasty beans. — The Op-Ed Project. This project [...]

let’s get this party started post image

I’m doing it! I’m getting this free webinar series off the ground. Please come hang out with me online on Wednesday, March 30 at 5:00pm PST/8:00pm EST! As soon as I started playing with this idea, I knew exactly which topic I wanted to explore first. Turns out, it’s the tenth anniversary of a blog [...]