Hello folks. It's been awhile, I know, but I hope you remember me. I'm the teacher/writer-who-wanted-to-write-full-time. And now, for better or worse, here I am with writing as my DAY JOB!!! WOOT!!! Ahem... About six months ago, I let y'all in on my plan to change The Brass Rag into a writer's blog. Since then, … Continue reading Beginning again
Well folks, it's that time again. New Year's Eve and time to look both ways. I've done a lot of that in the past few days, and for more of my thoughts on that, check here. Which brings me to what I want to talk to you about. The Brass Rag has been a blog … Continue reading New Year, New Purpose
I know a lot of people love the Black Friday Sales. They wait all year for them, but I do not. I am not happy in crowds and find shopping fairly exhausting at the best of times. Black Friday is not my best of times. But, I'm not at all opposed to folks saving money. … Continue reading Not-Black Friday
What am I most thankful for? I don't know that I can answer that question with any quantitative accuracy. Like anyone, I have challenges and disappointments, but when all the beads are counted, my string stretches unbelievably long. Enough so that the counting of my blessings is a humbling experience. One that leaves me shaking my … Continue reading Thankful
My emotions when I woke up Wednesday morning to the news of Mr. Trump's election, can be accurately described as a maelstrom. Disbelief. Anger. Fear. Worry. Sadness. And it has not gotten better over the course of the last week. Riots, horrifically cruel facebook posts, school yard bullies, college misogynists, and a host of other incidents and actions … Continue reading After the Election: How I plan to move forward.