There’s nothing for lunch!

Okay, I am home and supposed to be writing, but I need to eat. I want something that I have here already so here's what I've got: Egg salad (Here's my recipe) 2 eggs, hardboiled  (I like to cut my eggs up with a slicer. It looks purty that way) Mayonnaise (I am currently using … Continue reading There’s nothing for lunch!



I have read a couple of Lea Wait's fiction books, so when I saw her latest book was  memoir-y, I was so excited ! I am always interested in how other writers pull it together, how they structure their lives around their craft. Lea's book follows the seasons, and is a series of essays describing … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: LIVING AND WRITING ON THE COAST OF MAINE by Lea Wait

Dear Coffee, I love you

"Before coffee, I'm up, I'm moving around, but I'm not awake," said some wise soul somewhere. Until I typed the words, I actually couldn't remember where I'd heard it but I just did. Peter Falk uttered this truism in one of his Columbo episodes. Truer words (about me) were never spoken. How did I get … Continue reading Dear Coffee, I love you

Tranquilize your (winter) writing

We need to take care of ourselves while we are spending endless hours writing at our computers. Just because the NaNoWriMo has officially ended, if you're like me, you have much writing still to do to get your project ready to see the light of day. We need to do things to keep our thoughts tranquil (OMG! … Continue reading Tranquilize your (winter) writing


If you love the minions and are trolling for minion products to surround yourself with happiness, I am here to lend you a hand. Walmart has small packages of minion stickers in the card/party section and boxes of minion bandaids in the (you guessed it) the bandaid section. Both are inexpensive, under $3. The Women's section has … Continue reading Minions!!

Mentoring: top ten tips

In my first career, I managed a restaurant. Over the years I trained a lot of waitresses, ice cream scoopers, grill cooks,  supervisors, and even managers. We had a three step process that worked really well.  First, she watched me do it. Next, I watched her do it. Finally, she did it by herself, but … Continue reading Mentoring: top ten tips


So, my 3 mile, 30 minute morning walking route? It's really only 2.14 miles and takes me 34 minutes to walk it. How do I know this? I downloaded an app to my iPhone called RunKeeper (and NO, I NEVER run but it tracks lots of activities in the free version) and walked my usual … Continue reading Betrayed

Expensive (disposable?) electronics

I had a Compaq Presario Desktop computer for more than 15 years, and it never stopped working. Well, except for that one time, when it caught a virus, but it recovered and never failed me again. Its only shortcoming? It was (a phenomenon with which so many of us who are aging are intimately familiar) getting slow, or … Continue reading Expensive (disposable?) electronics

Thoughts on writing

My first book written during NaNoWriMo 2010Okay, I was going to entitle this post "On Writing" but didn't want to piss Stephen King off. This is my second year participating in the NaNoWriMo challenge. For those of you that wonder what that alphabet soup of letters stands for, it's National Novel Writing Month and it … Continue reading Thoughts on writing

Clearing clutter (continued)

I decided to take two days off from the computer and surprise! When I logged into my email today there were 97 messages. Ninety. Seven. Messages. I blame myself. I have subscribed to so many food blogs (for recipe purposes) and department stores and restaurants (for coupon and discount purposes) and writers and agents blogs (for … Continue reading Clearing clutter (continued)