Drinking fountains, circa 2012

I started this blog in late 2012. I was reeling from a soon-to-be consummated divorce and  the recent deaths of my mother and father. I was working more marketing and writing jobs than you could shake a stick at, trying to keep my boys in their house and their school. I was also in the…

Postcards from the scenic overlooks of life

It usually happens to me after I have published a blog post. Sometimes, it occurs in the grocery store. An acquaintance will approach, face filled with pity, and ask, “How ARE you? Are you holding up OK?” Or I receive an email that reads, “Your latest blog seemed so melancholy. Is all ok?” The sentiment…

Add it to my tab

I wrote this piece a couple of years ago to be included in an anthology but instead, offer it here to you. It needed to sit for a bit and bake in my head, so to speak. As I hit almost 13,000 followers and 124 countries, I am thankful for your readership, your kind comments…

What are you searching for?

I have just completed a brief survey of the search terms that led people to my blog over the past couple of years. And you people scare me. Truly. Brace yourselves. We have some odd ducks out there. One of you out there found my page because you wondered about “meeting a catfighter.” Now, I…

The writing life

When you’re a writer, people seem to feel you must be bohemian enough to accept them asking you anything. Or maybe people are just rude. I prefer to think the former. Regardless, I’ve had many people ask me why I write. They look at me, curiously, wondering what the payoff is. Sometimes, the tone is…

Putting the candid in candidkay

Writing a blog can be detrimental to your social life. Or so I’ve heard. People either friend you because they want to be mentioned or they are terrified to talk to you for fear they will be mentioned. And then, there are those who say things like, “You really put a lot out there. Are…

You like me. Right now, you like me.

I was honored to  be nominated for the Liebster Award by Rants from the Crib and A glass half full (Ok, so the latter nominated me months ago but I was too much of a newbie to know what to do with this.)!  It is an award for a newer blog with under 200 dedicated followers. I’m tempted to…