I Hate Family Secrets

I was ten years old when I found out my sister existed. I was forty before I knew her name. For the most part, mom raised me by herself.  She was a good woman, very practical. She worked hard, put my needs first and didn’t shelter me about how the world really worked. Education was … [Read more…]

Paying Lipservice to Diversity

I promised myself I wasn’t gonna be one of those people. I’m gonna be one of those people. It started out harmlessly enough. It’s PitchWars time again and even though I don’t have a MS to submit, I’m interested in which mentors would be a good fit for my style. Out of thirty or so … [Read more…]

Can You Ever Go Back?

My personality has two modes. Extreme homebody and party girl. The homebody stays home to cook, clean and do writerly things. The party girl is at the bar at midnight on a Tuesday eating wings and drinking all the whiskey. Something about winter brings out the worst of these extremes. I get into a cycle … [Read more…]

The Big D

This post started as an email to Mr. Man about a guest on one of his favorite podcasts. Usually Mr. Man gives good suggestions, but I had to bail on this one. Who the players are isn’t important. The conversation turned to mental health and the guest shared his experience being on anti-depressants. He said … [Read more…]