Tag Archives: Personal


Leafs - Photograph by Rhonda Parrish

“Oh, Marilla,” she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to … Continue reading

Dear Santa (2014)

It has become a Giftmas tradition on my blog for me to write a wishlist of gifts I’d like Santa to bring me. To be super clear, I’m not asking any of you to buy these things for me… well, … Continue reading

Social Media Changes Everything

Social media makes everything different. It really does. I had a rough few days this week (which means my family did too) that included numerous trips to different doctors, three EKGs, a load of blood tests and spending ten hours … Continue reading

That Reminds Me…

Nanton -- Copyright All rights reserved by Rhonda Parrish

I watched this video this afternoon (the cat on my lap was *not* impressed, let me tell you) and it made me smile: My smile had a little something to do with the pissed off cat, a little something to … Continue reading

Dear Santa (2013)

It’s become a tradition on my blog that each year I write a letter to Santa about what I want for Giftmas. Not because I want any of my blog readers to buy me those things, but just because sometimes … Continue reading

I Miss My Mom

The anniversary of my mom’s death happened not so long ago and after much thought I decided not to blog about it… but today has been a hell of a day and I need to vent a little. You know, … Continue reading

Care Bear Crisis

I interrupt what has been mostly self-promotional posts of late, to bring you something completely unrelated to books or writing, but something I feel a desire to share… my Care Bear Crisis. You see those pictures there? Those are some … Continue reading


I’d meant to spend some time this afternoon working on a blog post that was looking back at the year, at what I’d accomplished, what goals I had achieved and which I hadn’t, that sort of thing. But then, life … Continue reading

Dear Santa

Last year I wrote a letter to Santa on my blog and I thought it was a lot of fun, so have decided to make it an annual tradition. I am not writing this to request anyone buy these items … Continue reading

Faster Than The Speed of Life

For the most part I have a fantastic life. I’m relatively healthy, I have friends and family who love me (and who I love), I’m able to spend my days doing what I love (writing and editing) and, ya know, … Continue reading

Fuck Cancer

My mom has been diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. She is trying to stay positive and so am I but my success varies from moment to moment. Sometimes I do very well, but I can fall apart in the … Continue reading