BlogHer 11: Amazing and other stuff

My mind is an emotional explosion today. I just spent the most amazing three days at Blogher'11; experiencing the most vast array of emotions and experiences you could pack into such a short time. I have so much to share.....View post here...more

Where Will You Be In August?

Yesterday, I woke early and had a few moments to myself. I actually turned on a "real" computer (as opposed to squinting my eyes at the tiny iPhone screen) and discovered (much to my dismay) that it is June. Almost the end of June.  I glanced over my writings to see I still have yet to finish my Christmas post and a couple other dozen from nearly 7 months ago. I skimmed through my emails and other long-saved reading materials and it hit me.......more

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest

Memorial Day (or weekend as it has become for most) is a day to remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country....more

A Tale Of Two

When Chelsea King went missing, we (as I am sure all area residents did) felt dismay and concern. Bear and I (as well as MacD, Nannygoat and Mr. Vixen) were hit especially close to home. That is our field. That is our place. Yes it’s a community field, but it was our community field. My children grew up there. Learned to fly kites there, played softball there, hiked the trails with our dogs there, Gram and Gramps took Ladybug to the park there every Saturday morning for years, we celebrated birthday parties there....more

Not A BlogHer Post, But Close

I am so tired of being sad and depressed that the BlogHer conference being this weekend is perfect timing to take my mind off things. Especially since I slept most of this week away and am feeling exceptionally well rested and healthier than I have in a long time! Woo hoo. Oh wait, I am not going to BlogHer (again). Obviously. But actually I never was, as Chicago is too far away and I could never have afforded it anyway. But now I can't travel for six weeks anyway, so thank heavens I didn't have tickets. ...more

Why Run?

A few months ago, I was meandering around the site of the Breast Cancer 3-day. It seemed like such a great cause. My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor. I worry about my mom and my aunts. I would love to see an end to breast cancer in my lifetime. Particularly before my girls get much older. It’s personal to me. ...more