Writing

Beach at Night

  I went to the beach at night. There was something poetic about the whole thing. It played out in my head like a scene from a movie. Close-up of the protagonist, wind in her hair, staring out into the… Read More ›

Scars

My scars are everywhere, faded to white over the years, but still there. The long white line that stretches across my belly where five kids kicked and screamed their way into the world. The raised blotch on my knee from… Read More ›

Let the Sunshine In

It’s the little things, really. Today, I found a little bit ‘o sunshine warming up my blog: I was awarded the Sunshine Award by Melinda Ziskinder, a fellow writer who blogs about parenting and life and what-not over at There… Read More ›

One Hour Photo

I was driving with my son when we passed this old strip mall that had a One Hour Photo Shop. Intrigued, he asked me what it was. “Well,” I explained, “sometimes people need their pictures quickly for some reason or… Read More ›

Lessons from Stephen

It’s Stephen King’s birthday this week. Saturday, to be exact. I’ve been a Stephen King fan for quite some time now. I picked up Pet Semetary when I was in ninth grade. At the time, everyone was passing around VC Andrews’ Flowers in… Read More ›