Thirty-Nine Things I’m Loving at Thirty-Nine

I recently celebrated the last of my thirties birthdays. I’m not where young me pictured thirty-nine. Life hasn’t moved in the straight line I expected, but its messy trajectory has carried me to places of joy and sadness and understanding and beauty I can’t imagine having missed.   Here are 39 things (big and small)… Continue Reading

This Mother-Writer Life in Twenty-four Hours

  Wake up before the sun, your dog and children to greet the page before forklifting a tween and tween-wannabe out of bed for school. Finish lesson plans (and a third cup of coffee) for the new fiction workshop that begins later in the morning. Kiss and hug tight the eight-year-old you won’t see for… Continue Reading