Reclaiming Purposeful Anger and Finding Forgiveness

I have always been proud of being a sort of nonconformist. I never tried to be popular. I followed enough of the rules to be generally respectful, but do not allow others to change who I am. I am a control freak, but only as it applies to my own life. When my grandson was …

Getting Back on the Ostrich

I haven’t blogged since July 18 and it is November. The garden yielded less than I hoped, and my bunnies grew up and moved away. Photo by author, the day the bunny mom told her bunnies it was time to leave the nest Now I will have to pull up the old tomatoes. Reassess how …

Embracing Little Failures

I am a royal screw up. I don’t say this to put myself down. I’m simply stating a fact. For the most part, I’m okay with it. That doesn’t mean I don’t try to find ways to be a better me. I simply know that I am not going to correct all my flaws. I …

Stepping Back to Move Forward

On the morning of July 4th, I went outside to check on my garden. No sooner was I on the back step when I noticed a rabbit had hopped into my garden again. Rabbits have been abundant this summer.  To my dog, they have become the new squirrels. Instinctively, I shouted at it, “Out of …

Appreciating the Little Wins of Life

Right now, I am feeling a bit better about how my writing and life are going than I did a week ago. In the grand scheme of things, the changes aren’t that dramatic, but they still feel important.  It’s been just over a week since I was first curated on Medium with the piece Self-Diagnosis …