CAbi Girl

CAbi Girl

                              The label states: “I am a linen blended garment designed in such a way as to twist, bend and torque when washed. Please enjoy my fun insouciant look” OK.  Now I will be well-armored for life in my new CAbi clothing. I will be...
Amy’s Sassin’: STASHES novel excerpt

Amy’s Sassin’: STASHES novel excerpt

My mind is mostly where I converse when I’m in Jackie and Steve’s home. Maybe I’m schizophrenic, like my mom, but I think not. I have my wits about me. I try to blend into the family scene. Be pretty, be patient, be seated. Do the dishes, help Jackie when I can; bow...
The Power of Acceptance

The Power of Acceptance

My husband buttered my whole grain toast. Again. Despite my repeated requests to not butter my toast. What to do? Say, “Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit?” Probably not the time to be a smart mouth… a girl’s gotta eat, right? Better to...

by assignment, 200 self-revelatory words

Persistent Ardent Thoughtful Risk-taking Integrity-true Content Interested and interesting Artful   Loving Out-going Understanding Intelligent Singer of harmony Empathetic   Justice-seeking Action-oriented Colorful Kind Sense of humor aloud (allowed)...
No good deed goes unpunished

No good deed goes unpunished

I first heard this statement in the summer of 1997. A wise mentor gave it voice after I’d written a ground-breaking grant and determined to shepherd its project to fruition. Naive person that I was, I learned its lesson hard. Eight years later I was diagnosed...
Jello

Jello

My arena of influence has expanded into the Land of Eat, specifically the Province of Dessert. Who knew that such a thing could occur, especially in a human burned out long ago on the confection perfection demanded of/by a 4-H practitioner who achieved Grand Champion...