The Pitch Sitch

The conference was so much more than I ever dreamed. So much more. I’m still swooning and high and drunk and giddy….maybe even orgasmic. It was THAT good. As I’m sure you already know, one of Erma’s most famous quotes is: Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the […]


So January. That didn’t last very long, did it? Now here it is mid February already and I haven’t visited here since New Years. I’ve been working furiously on THE BOOK. It’s a long story, and one I should probably tell you someday soon, but I’m adding a Part II. […]

Five Years Time

Five years.  Some times that feels like five seconds.  Sometimes five lifetimes. It’s undergrad.  A novel.  An apprenticeship.  A marriage.  A thesis.  A prognosis.  A job.  A career.  A lifetime. A milestone. Normally, I wait and write about my trips to see Aloysius after they happen.  I suppose I’m a […]

Who Moved My Corn?

I need a piece of corn. Let’s try this again: Last week, I planted a mess of seedlings I’d been nurturing for months outside in some raised garden beds I recently built.  They’re dead now.  Apparently, you’re supposed to ease them outside, harden them, prepare them – not just shove […]

Normal is a Beautiful Thing

“Ah Ellen, you look younger every time I see you.”  His warm, Lebanese accent was soothing, as it almost always was.  Almost. “That’s just because no one else over the age of twelve would dare leave the house wearing their hair like this.” He shook his head and looked down […]

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