Every summer, in late June, I nestle into a rustic cabin in the woods with some of my best friends. The trip is to see Dead & Co. We pack food and beer so that we barely have to leave the campsite, except to hike and see the concert. We want our time there to … Continue reading Wonders of Nature
I hate change. How much do I hate change, you ask? I hate change so much that even the school year's ends gives me pause and dread. Why do I hate change, you ask? Fear of the unknown, simple as that. Because I am a high school teacher, the day that school ends, the two … Continue reading Change Sucks
Bare [It] Naked, Ladies [And Gentlemen]
Learning to trust your inner voice/instinct.
July 4th, 2019 reignited my writing muse. Following a long but fun day of boating, paddle boarding, cold beers and good food, our crowd settled down to watch the show. Fireworks exploded into brilliant colors in the dark sky, causing people to oooh and aaah while dogs cowered and whimpered. There I sat, next to … Continue reading Deal Breakers
Things That Make You Go…Delete.
We all put a lot of effort into certain aspects of our lives: ones of high priority, ones that offer peace, ones where we can thrive, ones that allow us to connect with others. Sometimes I put too much effort, (as my kids would say, "you are doing the most") and I end up disappointed, … Continue reading Things That Make You Go…Delete.
Chivalry: Wanted Dead Or Alive?
Historically, the word chivalry combines the religious, moral, and social code of a Knight. Back in the day, knights were expected to be violent and victorious on the battlefield but gentle and God-fearing outside of battle. Fast forward to the days where knights are a thing of the past. In the 19th+ century courting/dating world, … Continue reading Chivalry: Wanted Dead Or Alive?
Creeper Series: All Dressed Up
The launch of the 2017 holiday season presented a beautiful day. My friend and I were enjoying a stroll in downtown Frederick when we countered a brand new consignment shop. We wandered in and discovered it to be an upscale consignment shop with amazing vintage clothing, shoes, and jewelry. The store's contents made sugarplums dance … Continue reading Creeper Series: All Dressed Up
Bad Date Santa
Have you ever been set up on a date and showed up to discover he brought a date? Yup, that happened to me. Last night. Well to be fair, he did not know it was a date. My friend thought he and I might have a lot in common and that we might like each … Continue reading Bad Date Santa
Creeper Series: Arousal in the Trousers
Freedom. Divorce brought with it many trials, tribulations, sadnesses and disappointments. But it also brought with freedom, delicious and exhilarating. All of a sudden I got to completely choose, aside from my kids' schedules, how I would spend my time and with whom I would spend it. I planned to be a lot choosier than … Continue reading Creeper Series: Arousal in the Trousers
Being in a place where you are questioning your own self-worth and blaming others for why things don't go your way is a horrible place to be. It didn't take long before I realized I had some self reflection and inventory to do. Work. Work on myself. This is tough. Who wants to go there? … Continue reading Brighter Paths