Small Successes

  Small successes build into larger ones, and so on ad infinitum. Well… maybe not to infinity. But at least until the end of the timeline of our lives. Even at the low points, when we feel that we have failed, there is some small success. It’s just that you can’t always see it. We… Read More Small Successes


Ladders are Evil

One of my coworkers loves to say this. “Ladders are Evil!” he’ll proclaim. “They’re all trying to kill you!” Which isn’t, precisely, true. It’s not that ladders are evil. It’s that people are dumb and don’t always think things through. Like gravity. The earth loves us all, and wants to give us a big hug,… Read More Ladders are Evil

Instructional, motherhood


You know what I mean – when there is so much that needs to be done, and such tight deadlines, that you feel your guts knot up into a giant stressball. You can’t sleep, you forget to eat until it’s so bad you’re weaving on your feet. You can’t focus, because your thoughts are racing in… Read More Stressball


How To Blog

Well, first, you have to write something. No, wait, first, you have to pick a platform. No, wait… I have been doing this for eleven years now. At first, I was doing one thing, and then I was doing another, and now? I’m doing something else, with touches of the first thing and the second… Read More How To Blog

childhood, family, inspirational, Instructional, love, motherhood

To my Daughter, on the Occasion of her 17th Birthday,

I don’t anticipate that you will read this, or understand. Actually, in some ways I hope you never understand. It’s difficult, to tell you what you need to know, since you are so distant now. Perhaps I should have said more, sooner, but your childhood was precious to me, and I did not desire to… Read More To my Daughter, on the Occasion of her 17th Birthday,


Get out and Vote!

I am on the road this week. I have to pick up my kids, get married, and go to a convention. We’ll fit in some camping and hiking around those little things, too. There will be photos. Loads of them. But I wanted to make a public-service announcement before I forget about it, and a… Read More Get out and Vote!

inspirational, Instructional

With Many Thanks

Yesterday afternoon was exciting. For the first time since becoming involved in the process, I didn’t feel like my Hugo nomination had simply disappeared into a black hole. I also got the thrill of hearing my name as one of the nominations. I am honored and humbled by that. My personal involvement with organized fandom… Read More With Many Thanks