Living and running in the desert have offered a whole new perspective on life for this Midwestern girl. Recently two coyotes came across my path during a long run, I went ahead and wrote the conversation running through my head. In reality, they are generally harmless, but that's not what I tell myself at 7a.m. … Continue reading Desert Running
I played kickball for the first time in more than 20 years and I lived to tell a story about it. You can find it in the Winter 2017 issue of Desert Lifestyle, that showed up at your house earlier this week if you live around Twentynine Palms. For those who don't have the luxury … Continue reading Desert Lifestyle Magazine
There is a quote a friend recently shared from the great cowboy, entertainer and author Will Rogers and it goes, “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” Since reading the quote, I have wondered how this applies to not only to what we … Continue reading What would Polly say?
I love the storytelling possibilities on Instagram and the way people are using stunning images and simple text to share ideas. I have been exploring ways to optimize posts for larger audiences outside of my direct group of friends and taking time to get lost in exploring subjects and people to follow. No surprise, the two … Continue reading #writing #running
When I was a kid, I remember playing with one of those clunky Fisher Price record players. It came with a stack of thick plastic records and a little turntable with an arm that had a small row of prongs, like whale baleen, that plinked off of dots on the surface of the records. If … Continue reading Putting it on record
I love my children, I love my children, I love my children. I also love to write funny things about where they have taken me on this adventure. Here's my latest piece on Medium.
Aaaaaach. Hold that thought, we need to go to the potty. Now proceed. Aaa...aaa...aaaa... Wait one more second, toy stuck under the couch. Go ahead. Aaaaaaa..... Sorry, wait, just one more interruption. Time for lunch and naps. Without the naps. Oh forget it. With few exceptions, when I work at home it feels a bit … Continue reading The big achoo
(Originally posted on Tumblr in 2015) Let’s start by saying that some might already shame me for how I came upon the book I’m about to discuss, “Library Mouse” by Daniel Kirk. The book was the prize in a kid’s meal from a fast food chain, wrapped in cellophane to avoid grease stains as it … Continue reading Shamed by a children’s book
(Originally posted April 2016) Ugly cry face. We have all been there, and if you claim to have never experienced it, I am thinking you have the most beautiful, fiercest ugly cry face of all that you bust out only in private, so maybe you have never seen it in a mirror or on film. … Continue reading Ugly Cry Face