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Dear Pine Needles and Paper Trails,...more

Doing Less of...

Another prompt from BlogHer, as I draw to the end of my second NaBloPoMo: 'what do you want to do less of in 2014?'...more

A Challenge: Reveal The Person Behind Your Blog

Last year, someone on Blogher suggested that writers should enlighten their readers by revealing odd facts about themselves. A challenge went out and at least ten writers  posted their lists on Blogher. Well, to end the year on a reflective note, here is my list of humourous, and/or thoughtful insights about the person behind my blog- me....more
inevertoldher I could say I have great comic timing but it is simply all truemore

Quitting The Habit of Smoking

It was never an easy task for me as I was convinced with the fact that it’s doing harm to my health but still not convinced, is this the only thing that’s doing harm? If I have to quit harmful things, then the first thing I need to throw out is my brain. Not only mine, but its true for everyone. Our brain doesn’t help us to solve problem in logical way or any other way but it’s a power house of problems. It doesn’t attack problems but attracts it....more

Air Travel - An Altered State - With Turkey

There is something distinctly unnatural about air travel. One minute you are doing your usual thing seeing how many boxes of brussels sprouts stalks and slightly soft apples and pumpkins you can squeeze into the back of the pickup truck for the hogs and the next minute you are in some other time and place with other people, other routines, other everything...Dad and I popped up to Kelowna to visit family for a few days and arrived back late last night only to experience another round of slight discombobulation....more

My Blog, My Partner and Me: Together Eight Years and Counting

Sunday December 29 marks the eighth anniversary of Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents. Over those 8  years, I’ve personally written between 2500 and 3000 blog posts – exact count is hard to determine due to some behind the scenes software “stuff” I can’t explain well....more

Dec 29 - What Have I Done?!

Today, I got hit with the biggest truckload of anxiety I've felt thus far when it comes to my book, The Zen Lounge.  2014 is literally right around the corner, which means my copy editor is going to be sitting down sometime soon with my book and reading it!  What if it's not as spectacular as I thought it was?  What if the publisher regrets giving my voice a chance?  My family and friends are telling me that I'm being unreasonable.  That it wouldn't have even passed the initial submission...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 10 (Holiday Edition!), Week 3 of 3

Welcome back to the Gratitude Linkup, Holiday Edition! This linkup has been open for two weeks and will continue to be available over the next week for you to share your gratitude posts (and yes, you may certainly add more than one if you are so inclined!). ...more

Chicken Pox Times Eight

Imagine this scene.Eight children sprawl limply on chairs, a Chesterfield and on the rug surrounded by pillows,comforters and favourite stuffed toys. Every one is moaning on and off with fever, lethargy, and itchy spots that are driving them crazy. I dole out acetaminophen, rotate who gets an oatmeal bath (that brings temporary relief), continue the never-ending task of dabbing calamine lotion on chicken pox spots and in between these nursing chores, I scramble to fetch drinks and light snacks from the kitchen....more
inevertoldherI knew we were soul sistersmore

It's That Time of the Holidays

It's that time of the holidays - when cabin fever begins to kick in and other people start to get on your nerves (or is that just me?)'I really feel like you need to go out,' I say to my husband....more
JennaHatfield  Your poor Dad - I hope he gets the rest he deserves at some point!more