A while back a friend of mine shared that she had recently gotten her DNA tested to find out her genetic background. Thinking herself to be mostly Greek with dark skin and dark hair, she was shocked to find out that she had quite a lot of Irish blood dancing a little jig in her … More Roots

Box Full of Letters

Recently I was invited by some friends of mine to attend one of their book signings. This particular one just happened to be at Turn the Page Bookstore Cafe in Boonsboro, Maryland. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s owned and operated by Bruce Wilder. Now, while I’ve never met Mr. Wilder, I’d imagine he’s … More Box Full of Letters

State of Grace

According to Oprah Winfrey, God’s gift to humankind is given to us on our 40th birthday. On that day, we wake up and we are the person that we are going to be for the rest of our lives. Whatever little quirks we still have laying around are ours to keep, and if we are … More State of Grace

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Copy Cat

I’m a writer. I’m a writer 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. While I only get to type the words a few treasured days of the week, my brain never shuts off. Everything around me is an idea waiting to happen. I’ve just recently watched a documentary on the late incomparable Nora Ephron … More Copy Cat

Burning Bridges

  I love the first day of the year, it is filled with the sort of magic that Santa is made of. Totally not real at all, but at the same time…it’s everything. You woke up this morning believing in yourself a whole lot more than you did yesterday. There’s a goal you want to … More Burning Bridges

My Generation

  I’m in a weird spot, and it seems so strange to me. My grandfather died about a week or so ago, and with him went an entire generation. My family is young, or maybe perhaps we have good genes. I don’t know. When I was a kid, my great-great grandmother lived long enough for … More My Generation