Writer, retail manager, loving & quirky wife, lying athlete, enthusiastic reader, skillful cook, doting yaya, wedding officiant, too truthful mom.
I am not funny but at times I can be situationally humorous. (No promises, though.)
The Day I Almost Burned Down the Mall
I almost burnt down the Monroeville Mall in Pennsylvania. Not on purpose, mind you; it was all due to the vacuum... and the part-time evening bookseller.
I Walk the Line
I've never learned to ride a bike. I can't roller-skate, let alone inline skate. Just my thinking of being on a skateboard just made every doctor in a ten-mile radius cringe and they don't even know why. I learned to drive when I was thirty.
Are You a Dragon or a Candle?
At least three times a day I have to make a choice about what kind of spark I'm willing to be: Will I be a fire or will I be a candle?
Well, If You Want My Opinion...
I met someone last year that described herself as 'the Oprah of her generation'. This evidenced a tremendous amount of confidence, especially as her message was still in progress and her generation was largely unaware that she existed. Still; I understand the urge to share your knowledge and experience with those around you.
Time To See and Be Seen
When my girls were school-age I was the mama-taxi. Long trips seemed to be my specialty. Not just because driving was novel to me (I learned when I was 30... long story), but because they needed to go to places that were some distance away and I was the only parent willing to do the trip (longer story).
C'mon Baby Light My Fire
After 24 years of marriage I found myself alone and perplexed at the very thought of dating. No way. I hadn't dated since I was 19 years old. Where does an adult go on a date? What would I wear? Talk about? How do you kiss new people?
The Vocal Sonnet Support Group
A recent Vocal writing Challenge called for a Shakespearean sonnet inspired by a summer memory. The Challenge included a helpful link to reference information that described the unique structure of all sonnets (yes- there is more than one type) and that of the Shakespearean sonnet in particular.
Customer Service in the Time of TikTok
Comedian Scott Seiss went viral in 2021 with his TikTok video of a harassed and bitter Ikea worker. Parodying the comments from imaginary customers Scott's character gives voice to the comments many retail employees only express in their inner monologue.