Food, Fantasy, and Fiction

Oh, Food! “I don’t understand why people need to take pictures of their food and share them on social media.” My future son-in-law threw down the gauntlet. He didn’t realize that’s what he was doing, but my friend Todd Kruse, might’ve anticipated my reaction, having once mocked the use of #hashtags. I convinced Todd that hashtags and Read More …

Rebellion and Revenge

Emmett and I took turns at the helm, just for fun. In truth, the Bonny Anapest could steer herself, but we sang sea chanteys loud enough to raise Davey Jones and drank rum and and pretended to be pirates as we rode the cresting thermals of a line of training thunderstorms, imagining the distant roll Read More …

Jelly Beans for Mother’s Day

Jack came home from kindergarten with his pants pockets stuffed full of candy. He ran inside, kissed his mom, gulped down a glass of milk, and ran out the back door to the garden calling, “Hi, Mom!” over his shoulder as a happy afterthought. His mother, Emily, watched him from the kitchen window, grinning. Mrs. Read More …

#BlogCrawl and Bookishness

#BlogCrawl The brainchild of author Cairn Rodrigues, #BlogCrawl was originally envisioned as a sort of Twitter happy hour for introverted writers running blogs. Hang out, make small talk, get tipsy, and then – at some point – everyone agrees on a writing prompt and runs off for about an hour to see what they can Read More …