Category Archives: Blasts from my pasts (popular re-posts)

“JK”: Things I wish I would have known at fifteen

The Disney movie Tangled illustrates to perfection one of my biggest pet peeves—the words “just kidding.”  It’s rampant in every social setting I can think of.  We’ve even shortened it to “JK” for the texting savvy generation.  But let’s face … Continue reading

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Ooo those siblings…

Mark Twain once wrote, “Familiarity breeds contempt—and children.”  Unfortunately, sometimes this is true, being part of a family can be difficult. In a family with six siblings, including myself, bickering was a daily issue.  We fought over toys, chores, T.V. … Continue reading

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Likeable

Growing-up, I never thought I assessed my worth by outside affirmations, until my ninth grade English class. Assigned a seat next to the new boy in school, I wanted to make a good impression. No girls, it’s not because I … Continue reading

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Tootsie Tale

(This is a re-post from years ago. I don’t offer it up because I couldn’t think of anything new to write. With my novel launching this week on September 20th, this post gives me comfort. Come what may, whether my … Continue reading

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