Category Archives: rant

Proper Coffee Shop Talk

Coffee shops have become my office. I like to write there because I can really focus most of the time and my soy lattes come with a swirly heart. No laundry is screaming to distract me, nor cookies begging to be eaten. When I leave the house to write, I say to Hubby, “I’m heading…

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5 Things I Learned Hosting a Garage Sale

  Garage Sales are a lot of work.  I knew that going in but decided freeing up the space in my garage was worth the effort. I was tired of opening up my car door into a box of something I clearly didn’t need as it had been sitting there for four years. At least…

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“Moms ARE the GREATEST!”

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Olympic Dip: Toxic Waters Could Hurt Athletes

  I am not really the science-y type. So, I was a little caught off guard when my Masters Swim buddy suggested I write about the dirty waters of Brazil, the host country to the next summer Olympics. Wow! The topic alone is kind of an Olympic challenge for me. But I chewed on it…

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Texts vs. Calls

  I prefer texts versus phone calls. To me it’s just faster, more immediate and responsive. Very few of my friends answer their phones anymore, not at home and rarely a cell. SHE WILL respond to a text, however. She can’t help it. The text lights up the phone, even on silent. If she’s in…

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The Dreaded College Essay

Nobody said how hard senior year would be. I heard junior year would be awful but the awfulness never surfaced, and I thought wow, made it out alive. In senior year, right from the get-go I have had many sleepless nights. The college application process is stressful on its own, but throw in a fall…

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Sweet Revenge. The Good Kind.

Revenge is sweet sometimes. Yes, the feeling of getting even is gratifying but often times it comes about by a mean act, sinful really. Sometimes revenge can be a way to settle the score, nicely. A time when nobody gets hurt but the message is heard. I found myself in the most unlikely of situations…

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