#TheFourFriday – Me as Bullseye

Every Friday, I’m posting something about how the real life “The Four” overlap with the fictional four Kota Warriors. As some of you know, The Kota Series is based on what “The Four” (myself, my brother, and our childhood best friends Kaly and Luke) played as kids.  Each of us is represented by one of the... Continue Reading →

The Problem With Being Comfortable

There’s a downside to being encouraged too much as a child.  Growing up, I was always the Golden Child, although I think I was only eager to please because I found it so easy to please.  I could get by with little effort and even excel in some areas without trying.  I was always told... Continue Reading →

#YesAllWomen

I haven’t really properly blogged in a long time, but I’ve been asked my thoughts on the whole #YesAllWomen movement, so I figured I’d write my response here.  First, a few reactionary thoughts…  I’ve read a lot of grumblings against #YesAllWomen, saying that it seems to be blaming all men.  Many of us have loving... Continue Reading →

You and You and You Complete Me

They say your 20’s are meant for finding yourself and your 30’s are for sorting out and getting comfortable with what you want in life. Personally, sitting here in my 30s, I’m finding that what I want most is good relationships with people in my life.  If you knew me in my teens, this is... Continue Reading →

Hermithood

It’s that time of year when I typically have had it with winter anyway, but today I’ve spent most of my time eagerly anticipating the moment when the wind is going to finish tearing off my neighbor’s screen door so that it joins the blowing snow, which just doesn’t seem to want to fly down. ... Continue Reading →

Muppet Christmas Lessons

[This is from a few years ago, but it's still appropriate. And still a lesson I struggle with...although I hope I'm better. Anyway, 'tis the season.] I am proud of Jason Segel.  I don’t know him.  Never met him.  I know being proud of someone you’ve never met is odd, but it’s true.  He brought... Continue Reading →

My brother’s first songs

[This Thanksgiving, my mom and I sat at the kitchen table listening to the cassette tape she’d recorded between 1985-1988 of my brother and me saying our ABC’s, singing “Jesus Loves Me,” etc.   It’s amazing to me how early our creative loves developed – I take every opportunity to tell stories; my brother wants... Continue Reading →

My First Stories

This Thanksgiving, my mom and I sat at the kitchen table listening to the cassette tape she'd recorded between 1985-1988 of my brother and me saying our ABC's, singing "Jesus Loves Me," etc.   It's amazing to me how early our creative loves developed - I take every opportunity to tell stories; my brother wants... Continue Reading →

Is My Nerd Showing?

A common lesson of mothers everywhere is “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” This is bunk.  You ALWAYS judge a book by its cover and really should only NOT use this method in regards to people.  Failed metaphor, in my opinion.  Where was I going with this… Oh, yes – judging people.  I don’t... Continue Reading →

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