151,340 Words and 10 Years Later

151,340 words seem like a whole lot of words. Surely that’s enough for a couple of novels, right? But if you average it out over ten years, it’s really just a little more than a short story per year. And did I really write anything meaningful? Did anyone read all those words? Ten years ago…

Music Fridays: Simple Things

It’s been another one of those weeks for me. I’ve been thinking a little too much, maybe even feeling a little too much, if that’s possible. Every time I look at the calendar I remember something sad, like the fact that my dad passed away last October. This time last year he was still alive,…

The Sunday Post: A Letter to my 14-Year Old Self

I know you’re scared —to take chances, to look foolish, to be yourself outside the safety of your room. It’s okay. Most everyone is. But I know you want to do all those things. You called that boy you like but have no idea what to do next. It’s much easier to talk, to take…

Tuesday Thoughts

I know it’s only Tuesday, but despite a couple of setbacks, the week’s not going too badly. It started with a trip to the local Volvo dealership Monday morning, a place I knew I would have to visit at some point but I really wasn’t planning on it being this soon. You see, during what…

The Sunday Post: Gray Skies

Woke up listening to the rain on the roof and the sound comforted me. Sunday mornings are for sleeping in and the sound of rain always seems to make that even cozier. But it was still early, not even seven yet, and I was awake. I’ve been waking early these days and can’t get back…

Shelf Life

Sometimes the problem isn’t that you don’t have enough spice in your life. The problem is that all the spices went unused and expired before you even opened the jars.

The Sunday Post: Gossip

I’m writing about very personal topics on this blog. Does that give everyone license to gossip about me?

So, tell us a little bit about yourself

As summer winds down and the sweaters start making their way into the wardrobe rotation (it’s not just me, is it?) it’s a good time to dust off the old blogs and give them a good once-over to see how I can improve and update them. With that in mind, I’ve signed up for a…

Daily Prompt: All About Me

Today’s daily writing challenge is to explain my blog’s title and what it means to me. I already have a blog titled “Winning Shots” and it started out being a place to talk about my photography business, post photos, and write about topics suited to who I expected would be my readership: my customers and…