Bering Sea Superstorm - It's a Big One

When a storm of epic proportions comes ones way, but doesn't get to its peak till midnight or so, do you stay awake or go to sleep?  Do you try to sleep upstairs where the house is really creaking and moving, but which will stay warmer if the electricity goes out,  or downstairs which is quieter, but more airy? ...more
we were debating whether or not to prop a chair in front of the sunroom door. There's a ...more

NaBloPoMo: Daddy-Daughter Days

With no prompt in sight for today on our monthly blog challenge at NaBloPoMo I thought I would take the time to introduce the world to my daughter. Her name is Nicole and she is like me in so many ways its not even funny. No, I am not taking away anything from the other two kids, they are boys. I will introduce you to them another day......more

Snow 'n Tell

It’s snowing…  big beautiful snowflakes drifting to the ground like white feathers.  I’d take a picture but I’ve found it’s nearly impossible to capture snow with my camera.  So just close your eyes and picture it.  Outside my window there are huge spruce trees mixed with a few paper white birch and they are dusted in what looks like powdered sugar.  The sky is a whitish grey and the air is heavy with quiet peace.  Sitting inside on my comfy couch with my cup of tea I feel like I have my very own big screen snow globe that just got a good shaking.  It...more

Pen or Peck?

I am participating in NaBloPoMo this month and each day they give us a prompt to write about. Today’s is: When you are writing, do you prefer to use a pen or a computer?...more
@robertforto I agree. There is no competition between a screen and a page.more

Music: 30,000 feet and life to go

I wrote this post in May but I thought it would be appropriate to re-post on NaBloPoMo. Today's prompt is: Music...more

Last meal. What would it be?

If you knew that whatever you ate next would be your last meal, what would you want it to be?...more

My favorite part about writing

I am participating in NaBloPoMo and our prompt for the day is:  What is my favorite part about writing?I would have to say it is the ultimate freedom of speech. If I am willing to accept the consequences of my actions then I can say anything I want.I majored in Communication in grad school. I didn’t enter school thinking I would one day become a star reporter for the local news beat, nor did I think I would be freelancing for the weekly supermarket rag....more

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I'm all over the place today (because of my mom)

Blog Directory My mom is driving me all over the place today so I've tacked on a map all the places I'd rather be than her nagging me about my hair getting in my way, about me not wearing make-up, for slouching, for fore-going any dates and falling asleep before nine pm....more