Grief, Absence, and Loss

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket…

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Vacation in North Carolina

Last week, my husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Asheville, North Carolina, for a long weekend in the mountains. We hiked. We swam. We climbed waterfalls. We drank craft beer. It was a great trip! Below are some of my favorite pictures from our adventures:   I definitely wish we would have…

When Do We Address #GunLaws?

I support any American’s decision to practice their right to bear arms based on the constitution as it is currently written. Go for it. I choose not to, but that is mainly because I’m klutzy and would likely cause more injury to myself than I would a potential attacker. I’m not a fan of guns,…

The Terrorist Attack in Orlando, Florida

An act of terrorism has two goals: 1.) To harm as many as possible; 2.) To create fear. Step one is complete. The harm has been committed; at least 50 people are dead, and more than 50 are injured, making this the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History. I refuse to let the terrorists accomplish…

The Jet Set

I’ve been MIA for the last few weeks on this blog (and my dieting blog, Memoirs of a Yo Yo Dieter), but it’s for a good reason: I’ve been hired on as a producer for the TV show, The Jet Set! It feels so good to be producing again! And I’m thrilled to work with…

#2 of 642: The Worst Thanksgiving Dish You Ever Had

OK, I’m just two in with these writing prompts and I’m already stumped. This is the strangest topic I’ve ever been asked to write about. The worst Thanksgiving dish I’ve ever had? Really? Hmmmm. Is this intended to be non-fiction? If so, I’ve got nothing for you. No burnt turkeys, lumpy gravy, or Jell-O casserole…

#1 of 642: What Can Happen in a Second

I received a copy of 642 Things to Write About for Christmas this year, and I’ve decided I am going to attempt to complete no less than three prompts per week, with the hope of completing the entire book before December 31st, 2016. Since I’m already twelve days into the new year, I decided I…

642 Things to Write About

As many of you likely noticed, I haven’t been writing as much as I used to. I wish I could blame this sudden lapse on my busy work schedule or my full school schedule, but in all honesty I’ve just been lazy, unmotivated, and lacking inspiration. Last year, I was balancing two full time jobs…