Reflecting on the Journey: Self Discoveries on the Natchez Trace

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Every so often, more often than I would like, I find myself in a place where I don’t want to be. It’s not a physical location, but a place in my mind where I lose track of who I am … Continue reading

An Open Letter to Andra’s Feet

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Dear Tired Tootsies, Surely by now your only thought is “what the bleep is going on?” We’ve been excited to follow Andra’s adventures but little did we consider the carnage hidden beneath Andra’s socks. You are the unsung victims of … Continue reading

Stepping Into Adventure

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Today my brother, Steve, embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. He is taking his first steps onto the Appalachian Trail which runs approximately 2200 miles from Georgia to Maine. If (and when) all goes well I will see him … Continue reading

Weaving the Web of Life

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I have a friend who is going through a difficult time right now. He wakes up everyday, looks in the mirror, and says “You again!” He feels disconnected, alone, and lost in a world that puts too much emphasis on … Continue reading

Unexpected . . . Fleeting . . . Life

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Yesterday a friend of mine passed away suddenly from an unexpected illness. I met Ed at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He starred in my MFA production of The Art of Dining. He was funny and charming and made the … Continue reading

I’m the Worst . . .

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I’m the worst parent because I expect my daughter to treat me with respect, and don’t allow her to blame me for her own mistakes. I’m the worst professor because I expect my students to read, do the work, think … Continue reading

On Mothers and Daughters

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Sarah came home breathing fire yesterday. Hers wasn’t the indiscriminate flame of a dragon on a rampage. No . . .Sarah’s fire had one very specific target and only one. She aimed with precision and nothing could stop her. When … Continue reading

My December Challenge

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Did I mention that I am a winner? Yes folks, on November 1st I took the NaNoWriMo challenge and on November 24th I completed that challenge with over 50,000 words. Of course, I still haven’t finished the actual manuscript. I … Continue reading

Challenging Thankfulness

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This morning I read a blog post written by the fabulous (and hilarious) Tori (Nelson) Young called “Glue Sticks & A Gratitude Malfunction” where she writes of a discussion with her son that ended something like this: Well, could there … Continue reading

Enough About Me . . .

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What do you think of me? ONLY KIDDING!!! I feel like I’ve been blathering on about myself and my projects ad nauseum  lately, so today I would like turn things around a little bit. Bit by bit, more and more readers … Continue reading