Writing a Novel Based on True Events... Should You Do It?

My Grandmother was in town for the holidays and while at my house - freezing and watching my pathetic attempts to start a fire using my first draft - she asked to read a few pages.I beat around the bush for as long as she'd let me. "I don't know. This is my first draft and my second draft on the computer is so much better.""Computer?" Grandma isn't a technology friend. "Just give me a few pages."...more

Green Eco-Friendly Birthday Party Ideas

It's that time of year again: cake, presents, and goodie-bags...it's Birthday Party time :) And as we all know, planning a child's birthday party can be fun and dreadful all at the same time. A party is a wonderful way to celebrate the life of your wee little one. But with all the waste these soirees can create, it can drive a green parent nuts! ...more

Get Rich!....A Secret To Absolute Wealth

Oh, yeah, baby...I'm rich! I'm the richest person I know...And I'm richer than I've ever been in my entire life! I have everything I've ever wanted and more... Why? I'm blessed. And I feel more and more blessed each and everyday. How? I'll let you in on a little secret. I have close to nothing and almost everything, all at the same time. ...more

I'm new to BlogHer and I wasn't sure I 'posted' correctly...glad to see it went through! I'll ...more

Finally...My Hair is Back! And the Lessons I've Learned While Waiting...

I realized something yesterday as I walked past a mirror and saw my reflection...I finally look like myself again! It's been a long time coming too. Last March I had to chop all of my hair off. The October before, it had started to fall out and what was left by the new year was a knotted frayed mess. Before it started to fall out in clumps, my beautiful blonde hair was long, healthy, silky and all the way down to my butt! However, due to adrenal inefficiency (that would take another year to truly diagnose) my body started to break down, starting with my hair. ...more

I Love Blogging...Yet Another Reason!

I've been contemplating why it is exactly that I love to blog so much. Given that I don't get paid from it and my writing has been 'lifted' a few times (it's appeared in the Washington Post, Nickelodeon Magazine, and some newspaper in Houston?!) I would venture to wonder just exactly why I keep keepin' on... ...more