Breathing Room

Edited: This is the second time I’ve posted this essay. I initially posted it a couple of days ago with a ridiculously boring title and NO ONE read it! (Unless my site stats aren’t working, in which case, I’m sorry for putting it in front of you again.) For someone wanting to enter the book publishing industry,…

Shoes for the Journey

Let me first say a hazard of being responsible for maintaining our social media presence at work is sometimes getting distracted. One day last week, my work was TOTALLY derailed. It happened while updating my company’s social media sites. I stumbled upon a Facebook post of my beautiful best friend’s lovely pedicured feet wearing the new Birkenstocks her work friends had…

Taming the Bull in the China Shop

I drove by a crowded miniature golf course earlier this week. My skin started to crawl and my neck tensed up. Blech! I can’t stand miniature golf! Chasing a tiny ball around, trying to coerce it into a tiny hole with a tiny stick, especially in the hot sun on a crowded course, is not my idea of…

My One-Sided Relationship With Adele

Two things I would never want to be: a) the president (or equiv) of any country b) a famous person of any kind Never in a million years would I want the enormous responsibility of running an entire country. And granted, there are definitely some perks of fame like traveling the world and working with some really brilliant…