Yes, I was there: Katrina, 10 years on

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I am re-posting this remembrance of my family's experience. Ten years ago I was in my home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, approximately two hours north of the Gulf coast. As I sat tightly cradling my child against me trying to stem my terror, 200 mile-wide Hurricane Katrina … Continue reading Yes, I was there: Katrina, 10 years on

Why did the rabbit cross the road?

This is a post written a long time ago. OK, only seven years, but it feels like a lifetime ago that my kids were watching these types of cartoons. My now-almost-3rd grader was just a baby! I'm re-posting because I'm reminding myself that before I wrote for a living I used to write for fun … Continue reading Why did the rabbit cross the road?

Not in Kansas… er, Vermont, Anymore

Ironically, I write so much these days that I don't have time to write. What I mean is, as a freelancer my work hours are taken up with writing for someone else, for money (which is fantastic--a dream come true!). Writing blog posts for fun have had to take a back-burner. But a few years … Continue reading Not in Kansas… er, Vermont, Anymore

Not in Kansas… er, Vermont, Anymore

I just have to say I'm not a huge fan of New Jersey. I'm sure it is a lovely state - in spots; it must be called the Garden State for a reason - but from where I'm sitting, it ain't so grand. The wind is howling around and right through my 8th floor hotel … Continue reading Not in Kansas… er, Vermont, Anymore

Remembering Katrina (part 1)

Three years ago on this date I was sitting by a hotel pool in northern Louisiana. My two-year old daughter was swimming with my husband and a friend while I sat in a lounge chair talking with the wife of our good friends. The weather was glorious but the atmosphere far from it. Everyone around … Continue reading Remembering Katrina (part 1)