Fear is Sticky

January 12, 2017 by - 3 Comments

  Fear is sticky. If you know me and my work at all, you know I think a lot about fear. Fear is like wet glue. Honey. Spilled soda. Taffy that you’ve played with, leaving your hands a mess. If you carry fear with you all the time, it gets on everything you come close …Read More

Don’t Let Chocolate Taste Like Failure

July 29, 2014 by -

There’s this thing that I do, and I’m wondering if you do it too. A little story: (You knew there was a story coming, I bet.) I was sitting on the couch watching television with my Sweet Husband, and I started thinking about cookies. Not just any cookies, but specifically the two dozen homemade chocolate …Read More

Pruning Shears and Red Pens

February 7, 2013 by - 2 Comments

February–This is the hot mess that is my beloved butterfly bush. God, I want to get my pruning shears onto the thing. And not just the pruning shears, but the limb lopper, as well. Okay, maybe not the limb lopper, which extends to seven feet long and is generally reserved for trees–but definitely one of …Read More