#AtoZChallenge: N is for the New Plan

What do you think of those Facebook memories things? Crazy, right? The damn site looks back at what you posted a year ago. It’s like finding a stormtrooper figure in the pocket of shorts you haven’t worn since last summer. Or, something. (This happened to me last week, I confess.) Depending on the user andContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge: N is for the New Plan”

#AtoZChallenge: M is for Men I Forgot to be

  I feel like I have lots of mileage for a dude who just wrote how he’s halfway there. If stop-and-go city driving miles push a car to the auto salvage yard quicker than country miles, maybe parenthood miles push a dad to pasture quicker than childless men’s miles. I’d so much rather take onContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge: M is for Men I Forgot to be”

#AtoZChallenge: L is for the Last 3 Blogs I Read (and Why You Should, Too)

Most of blogging ought to be reading. I know this. In the middle of the night, I must choose: Start on my post I wish I’d written earlier, or get to my reading routine? I have a reading routine. It’s complex and it’s regimented, and tonight, I’m actually choosing the more selfish path – IContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge: L is for the Last 3 Blogs I Read (and Why You Should, Too)”

#AtoZChallenge: J is Justification for the Blog Life

It’s past midnight. I’ve crammed to the edges an entire day with Chick-fil-a chicken minis and meetings that flew over my head. I included lunch with a co-worker and a roast beef sandwich that got some looks as I walked with it on a plate. It ended with Rogue One and an episode of HawaiiContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge: J is Justification for the Blog Life”

#AtoZChallenge: I is for Ice Cream

It’s easy for me to dream about food. Like, when I’m awake. Between meals, or during, actually. I wonder what a psychiatrist would say about that. For today’s A to Z Challenge, I went with, “what would go on your dream ice cream sundae?” I wanted to keep it light today and went with dessert.Continue reading “#AtoZChallenge: I is for Ice Cream”

7 Random Smartphone Photos, and a Meat-free Challenge

I used to fill the Wednesday gaps when I didn’t have a guest post lined up with a random assortment of photos from my dilapidated Android phone. Sometimes, they’d include a shot of my dilapidated car, which is embroiled in a long-haul challenge with my dilapidated phone to see who can last the longest. TheyContinue reading “7 Random Smartphone Photos, and a Meat-free Challenge”

Guest Post: Cassie, of Secure Thoughts, on Parental Control Tips for Holiday Gifts

Grace sprung for her own tablet recently. She justified the purchase – and also a llama keychain made from real llama fur and a tiny Peruvian blanket – as good investments, the kind of thing she could pass down to her kids someday. (I love this idea.) One thing I need to pass down to myContinue reading “Guest Post: Cassie, of Secure Thoughts, on Parental Control Tips for Holiday Gifts”

So What Would You Ask of a Boy?

There’s no guest post for this space today. I’m about a furlong and a half behind on my blog anyway. Hell, there are emails in my inbox from last month’s six words that have gone as yet unthanked. Not to mention a couple of fantastic #GirlsRock posts just waiting for me. I’ll take this nextContinue reading “So What Would You Ask of a Boy?”

I Believe … I’ll be Back

I tried. I really did. I wanted to coast into 2016 with my fingers on the keyboard and that path from my heart/soul to my fingertips navigating my way through life’s many obstacles. It’s what I do. I gathered the five questions from my kids Jan. 31 and shoved off. But, it stalled. So, IContinue reading “I Believe … I’ll be Back”

Guest Post: 💄 Michelle of Lipstick and Laundry, on Blogstacles

Michelle Terry and I know the misery of loving awful baseball teams. Only, hers isn’t so awful lately. The Kansas City Royals are in the MLB playoffs. The only way my Colorado Rockies could make the playoffs? If the commish inverted divisions and declared the last shall be first. Michelle blogs at Lipstick and Laundry.Continue reading “Guest Post: 💄 Michelle of Lipstick and Laundry, on Blogstacles”