I’m Talking Responsibilty Today


Responsibilty.org is a foundation whose purpose is to eliminate drunk driving and underaged drinking and to promote responsible behaviors regarding alcohol consumption. I became familiar with this organization at The BlogU Conference. I chose to write about my impressions of a video campaign presented at BlogU because it made me think. The video made me … Continue reading

Raising a Man


My son left today for a month. 26 days to be exact. 26 days. It’s not the first time he’s been away from home. Every year since he was 9 he’s spent about a week away at camp. He spent 10 days this summer being a counselor at a camp he was invited to attend … Continue reading

Chaos Fuels My Creativity

Chaos Fuels My Creativity


“How do you write best? What’s your ideal situation?” Well…let’s see. Right now the Women’s US Soccer Team is playing on the big television in the living room with three children in front of it commenting loudly on each and every play. I’m standing in the kitchen with my back to the island. On the … Continue reading

Worst Western – A Cluster Story

Worst Western – A Cluster Story


“Down the last hall over there is the nearest bathroom.” I looked at the woman behind the reception desk with utter disbelief. I asked for a trash bin because my daughter, suffering from heat exhaustion, was feeling nauseousĀ as we were checked into our hotel for the night. I honestly hoped my girl would barf in … Continue reading

Food for Music Brain


I can’t even begin to comprehend the amount of space occupied in my brain by lyrics to songs. Old songs, new songs, kids songs, church songs, camp songs. Songs I wish I could forget and songs I didn’t know I knew. If only this amazing power of lyrical recall could be harnessed for good. World … Continue reading

Sobbing Showers….

Sobbing Showers….


This morning SEFS (Second Eldest Female Spawn – age 9) had a massive meltdown. Let me back up and set the scene. Monday night was ball. For all the girls. We didn’t get home and get them to bed until 9:30. (Keep in mind I’m Evil and they go to bed by 8pm at the … Continue reading