Today, November 12th, is my 52 ½ Birthday!!! For some reason, I have always loved half birthdays! It’s just another day to celebrate a good life. To celebrate the day, I am here at Lake Owen in Cable, Wisconsin at my fourth Blue Harbor Writing Retreat. I’m here with Tony who coordinates these wonderful retreats. He is working on his amazing post-capitalism book series. Also here is Shirlene, writing a mystery novel. Dana, who is writing a short story, she got finished with draft one! And Maya who is very focused on her many writing projects.
It’s been exactly one month since the day my dear pup Echo left this earthly plane and it’s November, one of my favorite months. Both heart breaking and heart mending, at the same time. The 12th of November is my half birthday, which I love celebrating! Part of why I love November is because it’s … Read more
On October 8, 2017 at 1 PM Central Standard time, a very sweet, athletic, loving dog named Echo, took his last Earthly breath in the backyard of the house where we both lived. Letting go of him, as all of you who’ve ever had a pet know, was heart breaking. It released a flood of … Read more
Ever get so busy that when you have a moment to rest and reflect, all you can imagine doing is jumping around? I mean literally jumping! It’s Saturday, and I’m finally at another writing retreat created by Tony of Blue Harbor. We are all at Lake Owen in Cable, Wisconsin, and it’s a writing session. … Read more
I saw a Facebook post by diabetes maven Michelle Pflueger Shaw and in it she and her family were on their way to a Disney vacation and Michelle posted a picture of herself with Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me, by Adam Brown. The book caught my eye.
Two weeks ago today, on June 3rd, I successfully rode 107 miles on my bicycle at the Tour de Cure Twin Cities!! Because of the 80 mile ride I successfully did on my birthday on May 12th, I had excellent confidence that I could do the ride. Much of endurance exercise is mental confidence and … Read more
Tomorrow, May 12th, is my 52nd birthday and as you likely know, I’m not married and I don’t have any children. At this moment in time, I don’t have a boyfriend. (Yes, I would like to have a boyfriend!) I also don’t have a particularly good relationship with my biological family. I do have wonderful … Read more
Yesterday I was brave. I confess, I am a bit of a penny pincher these days and I my bravery was motivated in part because I had already registered to ride, meaning, I had paid the fee, better show up. The weather wasn’t good, and that’s putting it mildly. Granted, it wasn’t snowing, and it … Read more
I went to Mexico and I had a wonderful experience! It was so fun, that coming back to my part-time job as the Internship Coordinator at the University of Minnesota, my substitute teaching at Great River School, my side gig of helping people with their LinkedIn profiles combined with training for my 100-mile bike ride … Read more
If you know me you know that I am beyond excited to head to Mexico tomorrow! I was a Spanish major in college and I love, love, love speaking Spanish. I’m not all that good at it any more, but surrounding myself with people speaking Spanish is pure joy. I shift into a side of … Read more