The Agony of Self-Censorship

My fingers itch to type the words I want to say. My brain writes volumes, usually in the wee hours of the morning when I’d much prefer to sleep. Perfect prose (and perhaps a little poetry) comes pouring out of my head, but has nowhere to land . . . yet or ever.   I … Read more

An Open Letter to Andra’s Feet

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 the Natchez Trace. Poor, poor fugly feet! We sympathize with your agony. You were dragged … Read more

Enough with the Advice Already

Lisa's Brain On Advice

When I was pregnant oh so many years ago, I did what many newly expectant moms do and read What to Expect When You are Expecting. I even attempted to follow the diet they recommended in the book until I realized that I couldn’t sustain myself and my child unless I ate food that actually tasted good.I … Read more

Ode to Insomnia


You creep into my bed, a sensual spirit of the night But rather than giving love, you tend to give me fright. You fill my mind with thoughts and words and words  and words. . .  and words As worries flit throughout my brain like a bunch of angry birds. Oh insomnia, insomnia, why must … Read more

Redefining Words in Today’s World

I have come to the conclusion that my understanding of words seems to be completely different from many other people’s understanding. Now, of course that’s not true, but it seems that way based on the adventures in misunderstanding and mis-communication I’ve experienced this week. For example, consider the following words: Collaboration To me it means … Read more

The Moon Made Me Do It

I was browsing through some random writing from the past few months in search of inspiration and found this so I thought I’d share. Enjoy! I couldn’t help myself. The moon shone silver and spectacular, opulent in its pregnant fullness. It called out my name in a voice I hear with my body, not my … Read more

Face it: LIFE is confusing!

Yesterday’s Post A Day suggestion asks What part of life confuses you the most? My answer is simple. Life confuses me. To try to explain this, I will resort to a confusing mass of metaphors–a bubbling stew of life’s issues that contains ingredients that only clarify for a moment before melting into a more confusing … Read more

Animal Mysteries

Meet Lizzy and Jasper, four-legged princess and court jester in our chaotic castle. The mystery is not why they are languidly lying in our bed, Lizzy content on my side, Jasper curled up on Nathan’s. That mystery was solved long ago when the weak-willed king and queen of the castle succumbed to the sweet wiles … Read more

Knitting Warm Words

Wrap, wrap, wrap. Hook, hook, hook. Repeat. My new obsession is this knitting loom which allows me to make cute hats in a short amount of time. Most of them have turned out pretty well, except for the one I made for my husband where I got a little carried away and added a few … Read more

Hacking for Fun and Profit

Yesterday, I was informed that my husband and his family went on a lovely holiday to England. Wait, why didn’t I get to go? Unfortunately, the vacation was cut short when they were mugged, and everything was taken but their passports. Luckily nobody was hurt except for the mysterious Donna, who was injured on “his” shoulder. I … Read more