Had a dream of a husband, kids and being a stay at home mom...until the kids were at school. We were in a large house in an upper-middle-class residential neighborhood in the Upper Midwest. The schools were superb, the neighbors were excellent, crime was non-existent, the streets were wide and no cars were ever on… Continue reading My Dream – Mine
Why am I writing? Why do the "blog?" Good question. I was looking around the "Blogging University" site and found some intriguing "lessons" and thought I'd see what they had to teach. This was one - Why do I blog to begin with? Why write? What's my purpose? What is my true intention? It's having me really… Continue reading Why?
Honestly, I don't know how I got started in my love of writing. The written word, I could listen to. But for me? Writing it made me feel alive, free as if I was running through the open fields of my family's farmland outside of Santa Margarita, California. Ranchland would run for as far as… Continue reading Commitment
"Never support two weaknesses at the same time. It's your combination, sinners, your lecherous liars and your miserly drunkards who dishonour the vices and bring them into bad disrepute." --1954 The Matchmaker Act 3 "Great liars are also great magicians." --Adolf Hitler According to some fellow named Webster who wrote this great best-seller called Webster's… Continue reading Liar Liar Pants on Fire…
Being born and raised along, what I believe is, among the most beautiful places on earth, the Western Coast of the United States - more specifically, the coast of the State of California, I became complacent and took this beauty for granted. Only two seasons - rainy and dry. Sunny days for much of the… Continue reading California Dreaming
After all of the self-doubt. After all of the planning. After all of the resume-writing. After all of the cold-calls. After all of the interviews. After all of the disappointments and heartaches, finally, we're here at last. Employed and on the job. I made it. This is better than any natural solar eclipse. I've been in the… Continue reading A New Dawn For A Working Girl
It's not often that I have an out-of-body experience while having an argument with someone. What I mean is that I can actually separate myself from ME and the other person in the middle of the argument and see both sides, feel both sides, hear both sides, comprehend both sides....but also, know that someone is potentially… Continue reading Destruction With Language