Category: Background/About Me

When The Shop Is Dark And Closed [Who Is Harry Chapin Anyway?]

A Hobbyist At Best Although I did go to college, I’m not formally educated in writing, graphics or web design. I didn’t write much at all until after my husband left and I started journaling for self-therapy. As such, I don’t  profess to be…

Protons, Neutrons & Electrons, Oh My!

Hey, Happy Valentine’s Day! Every February, I am reminded of how some of us can happily live our lives for decades—totally unaware that things may not be as they seem! That is, until Life sneaks up behind us, taps us on the shoulder, and when…

Yee Haw! I Wasn’t His First Rodeo

My Major Mistake Hands down, I was a very easy ‘mark’ for Mr. Cheater Pants—especially due to the fact that I wasn’t his first rodeo. Imagine that …a person who ghosts a long-term marriage having a shady side? Well, butter my biscuit! In all…

Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner

Fait Accompli – Keeping The Demons Down There are traumatic events in life, times when we feel victimized by unfeeling perpetrators. All too often, the abruptness of the cataclysm in and of itself precludes any type of rebuttal on our part. In instances of…

My Sense Of Humor Earns Me Countless Awkward Glances

My [Not So Still] Small Voice Embedded in my DNA has always been a robust humor gene that manifests itself as a precocious female humor imp. As a fan of Erma Bombeck—the late great humorist, I’ve dubbed this part of me ‘My Inner-Erma’. When…

The View From The Back Side Of The Mule

Career Change I have a dear friend who is a VP in a publicly traded health care company. For years, she and I have mused about making a career change. We laugh about becoming baristas and spending the next phase of our lives wiping down…

Putting My Wild-Child In Time Out

Do Not Bring Children To Work Day My humor imp first showed itself very early in my career. It embarrasses me to admit this but ‘back in the day’ not only was I young, but I was quite dumb as well. I was still trying…