Three years ago today I crossed the bridge from blog reader to blogger.   Cornish-Windsor covered bridge, Vermont (and New Hampshire)   I was scared, but I had a plan when I published my first post, There’s No Place Like the Prairie. I wanted to create my author-ly space here on the internet (aka author platform), A place to hang my quirky creative brand hat not that I could define it at the time Mini me wearing one of my… Read more »

  Sometimes I’m a chicken. In college, I actually narrowed down my choice of majors to those that didn’t require public speaking 101. Bawk.       That chicken with the big grin is my 14 year old nephew. In public, he’s mostly a quiet kid. But it’s interesting what happens when you put a quiet kid in a chicken suit.     Braver than he thinks? Maybe. I could’ve used a chicken suit a couple of weeks ago when… Read more »

  Last week one of my kids asked me how they could get the courage to talk to someone they have a crush on. Now I only have one high school Crush Story where I exhibited bravery. It was at a high school graduation party and I approached the boy I’d been crushing on for two years and asked him to dance. He said no. On the surface, it’s not such a great story. Except for the part where I actually… Read more »