Traffic was sparse; we were making great time. “What an easy drive!” Naively, I didn’t realize uttering those words meant I was tempting fate. *** We were past the trip’s halfway mark. The windshield wipers kept time, although the music blaring from the stereo effectively drowned out their rhythmic swishing. “What time will we get … Continue reading Tempting Fate (YeahWrite Super Challenge #15 Nonfiction Contest – Final Round Entry)
It’s nearly over. I hold onto this thought and will myself to breathe. The clock on the wall seems too loud, its ticks and tocks competing with my racing heartbeat. My palms are sweaty even now, hours after I first entered this office. The man across from me, about my own age and balding, nods … Continue reading Rising to the Challenge (YeahWrite Super Challenge #15 – Nonfiction Contest Entry)
A few weeks ago, I entered YeahWrite's quarterly writing contest - nonfiction this quarter. My task was to write a mostly-true personal essay in 1,000 or fewer words to the prompt "They told me so." In other words, I had to write an essay about a time when someone earned the right to say "I … Continue reading Finding Our Way (YeahWrite Super Challenge #13 Round 1 Entry)
The end, when it came, left me wanting and needing something none of my well-intentioned family or friends could make happen...
First non-fiction blog post in years, in which the blogger considers what to focus on in this next chapter of her life.
Psssst… Excuse me… Have you seen this baby? I miss him terribly. It seems like I just saw him a month or two ago...
If "save more" or "spend less" are on your list of resolutions for the new year, check out these 8 ways to make that happen!
Marriage is hard. Nobody told me that “for worse”, “for poorer” and “in sickness” might all come at the same time, like some evil trio bent on destruction. And destructive, they can be.
Dear Son: It feels like you started kindergarten about a year ago. Maybe two. Three years, tops. I remember a lot of things about that time in your life. I remember walking into your classroom with you on your “meet the teacher” night that first time, watching with pride as you greeted your teacher … Continue reading How Did We Get to This Place?
I know it is Christmastime and I should be spreading Christmas cheer (loudly for all to hear), but I have a confession to make: I seem to have a deplorable lack of holiday spirit this year. It’s December 8 and yet I haven’t unearthed the Christmas tree or decorations yet from their home for 11+ … Continue reading Call Me Scrooge