Category Archives: Personal

Why I Love The Oilers

I posted something about the Oilers on social media a week or two ago and my sister said, “Wait. Why are you watching hockey?” and I said, “Because playoffs and bandwagons?” But that’s not true. Not entirely. It is true … Continue reading

This is Jo

This is my husband Jo and he is amazing. Every year for Valentine’s Day I plan to do something awesome, to make a big public declaration of love — to write a poem, or a story, or a something — … Continue reading

Looking back at 2016

Each year I set goals for the year to come and share them on my blog here. At the end of each year I assess how well I did in accomplishing my goals and set new ones. It’s an important … Continue reading

Dear Santa,

For the past several years I’ve written a letter to Santa Claus on my blog that includes a wishlist of gifts. This is not an actual wishlist that I want my friends or readers to buy me things from it’s … Continue reading

2016 Giftmas Blog Tour

Money was tight when I was a kid–for several years my mom was raising three of us on a waitress’s salary and you’ve gotta know that wasn’t easy (I talked about it a bit here). Things are better for me … Continue reading

Remembrance Day

Eric Hill from Boston, MA, USA - Poppies in the Sunset on Lake Geneva

I wanted to post something for today, Remembrance Day, but I was at a loss for what. I didn’t have it in me to write something personal and profound, but I really felt–especially given the events of this week–that something … Continue reading

Encounter Cards

I’ve been spending a lot of time editing these days, and the writing I’m getting done is largely of the non-fiction variety, so when Justin Sirois approached me and asked if I would consider writing some encounters for his Dungeon Dealer … Continue reading

Atreyu

Atreyu “Tre” Parrish March 2004 – May 2016 Last week we said goodbye to Tre. I chose not to share the news until now because my family and I needed some time to process and grieve in private before letting other people … Continue reading

The Struggle IS Real

Sometimes this thing we do, it’s freaking hard. And it’s lonely. And depressing. And sometimes it kicks your ass so hard you begin to wonder why you do it. And the next time it hits you you wonder if you should … Continue reading

Dear Santa

Every year I like to take a moment and write a letter to Santa with a wishlist of gifts. This is not an actual wishlist that I want my friends or readers to buy me things from (with the exception … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Danica!

I keep writing, deleting and re-writing this blog post. It’s a tricky thing to get just right so I think I’ll go with ‘Just the facts, ma’am’. It’s Danica’s birthday today. Her 18th (which means she gets to vote in … Continue reading