Back to School Crazy

I’d like to start off by saying I tip my hat to all you parents out there. I’m constantly amazed at how you pull off the hardest job in the world, all with a myriad other stresses in your life. I don’t know where you get the time or energy for it ....more

If Grammar is So Hard, What Hope Do We Have for World Peace, Really?

Amazon just yelled at me in an email to get off my ass and blog more. Apparently, they like it if the people who subscribe to Junk Drawer on Kindle actually get something they pay for. Since I haven’t written in a month, I got flagged for being a slacker ....more

Maybe Poke It With a Stick?

I had no intention of walking ten miles today, I really didn’t. In fact, when I went to bed last night, it was with such a creaky body I figured I would spend all of today on the couch. Instead, I woke up feeling like my whole body had been replaced with one that actually works ....more

When Is a Walk Not a Walk? When It’s a Near-Death Experience

Note: Long read ahead. The TL;DR version is this – Went for a walk with a friend. Walk turned into a getting-lost hike in unfamiliar wilderness ....more

Lunatic in Aisle 9

It’s always something with me. I went to Wegmans after work today for some grocery shopping. Grabbed one of those two-tiered shopping carts that are smaller than a regular cart, but bigger than a hand basket ....more

Local Woman Finds and Disposes of Mysterious Candy Found in Office

BETHLEHEM, PA – A local woman found a smashed doughnut-shaped sugared jelly candy on the floor of her office that she claims she never purchased. Kathy Frederick, 48, of Bethlehem, PA discovered the candy while pushing her chair away from her desk and standing up. “I was like OMG, that’s not my candy,” she said ....more

Once Upon a Timepiece

I attended a conference this week for writers in higher education. During one of the sessions, I sat next to a woman who intrigued me because she was wearing a device on her left wrist that looked foreign to me. In my tech job at work, I thought I’d seen everything ....more


Hey, folks. Remember me? Yes, I’m still blogging, but I’m just really having a hard time of it ....more

Unsuccessful Post-It Note Translation

So this morning I packed all my breakfast and lunch containers in a plastic bag that I grabbed from our supply of bags out of the pantry. When I took them all out at work, I found this Post-It note stuck to the inside of the bag. I thought maybe it was a note I made for myself that I forgot about ....more

My Weight Loss Support System

Many of you know I’m on a weight loss journey and anyone else who’s been there knows that it helps to have a good support system. My husband Dave sees how hard I’ve been working, watching calories and doing cardio every single day at 5AM. Once in a while I have a craving for something sweet, sickening sweet ....more