• Rest

    To everything turn, turn, turn There is a season turn, turn, turn And a time to every purpose Under heaven Turn Turn Turn (To Everything There is a Season) – Pete Seeger My mind keeps coming back to that song (and Bible Verse) this year. This year has been a time for rest. Rest in writing, rest in growing things. Like most of us, I’ve not had a lot of energy this year, the ongoing pandemic has really stressed me out, and add onto that my father being diagnosed with cancer, which was followed by someone who I’ve never interacted with, never said much of anything about to anyone beyond…

  • Backstage Pass – Trailer

    Welcome to Backstage Pass! Every Wednesday, starting in November, I’ll be talking to you about writing, music and mental health.

  • Being a Planner

    It has been a while, but I am finally able to sit down and get things organized. One thing that I have found that has helped me immensely is planning. Whether that be with a digital planner or a good old paper version, it helps me and my executive dysfunction issues. I’ve always been good at organization as a teen and into adulthood. I can organize things very well. It took many years to get myself to that point, but I am able to enjoy it now. With so many things coming up, I’ve found that I’m sitting down and using those planners to outline how I’m going to be…

  • Podcast Plans

    I’ve been thinking about doing a podcast for years. I had started making plans back in 2011 to do so, and due to my life deciding to take a much different path, I had to abandon them. Now, a decade later (give or take a few months), I’m back to where I was considering it. So I asked if there was any of my followers on social media who may be interested in it. Turns out, yes there is. I’m also pretty sure I know who the nay-sayers were and well, it comes down to tough luck to them. They’ll probably hate listen anyway, which pays off for me in…

  • I’m Feeling Fan-Cactus!

    Fairly certain I’m headed towards the title of crazy cactus lady. Now, whether the cacti are crazy or I am is up for debate. I wholly blame the current pandemic for my abundance of cacti and succulents. I can’t go out, so I’m staying home and growing things. It all started with picking up a rather sickly looking dwarf prickly pear cactus while out getting other plants for our backyard garden. Once I had one, and watched it grow and flourish, I had to get more, and I managed to rope my spouse into the madness. That original prickly pear cactus has sprouted many new paddles and is growing strong.…