June 28 I didn’t even know the botanical gardens had reopened until I saw a friend post their visit on social media. We are members there, and we decided it was time to go back. We got there when it opened, and the parking lot was empty. There is a big tree house for kids …
June 20 We went to the beach today. We went early, because I was nervous about parking and crowds. But when we got there, there was no line and there were plenty of spaces. Amelia immediately ran down to the water, which was freezing, but she didn’t care in the least. She splashed and made …
June 13 My husband is a triathlete, so our summer weekends are usually packed with races, but this year, all the races have been cancelled or turned into online events. One such event, the Grand Rapids Tri, which my husband has participated in for at least the last five years, is allowing their entrants any …
I spend a lot of time writing books and submitting essays for publication. That can be draining on my writing psyche. So this blog is where I can play around, have fun, and enjoy writing without pressure. I post every Wednesday, usually based on a writing prompt, but I reserve the right to post a fleshed-out blog or post any other day of the week, because it’s my blog, so I do what I want. Enjoy!
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.– Ernest Hemingway
I like to blog about my attempts to embrace my passions and bring more happiness to this 30-something American life.
I am a Michigander through and through. We’ve got cities, we’ve got nature, we’ve got beaches, and we’ve got beer. Who could ask for more?
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One of the most terrifying aspects of publishing stories and books is the realization that they are going to be read, and read by strangers. I had never fully realized this before, although I had of course in my imagination dwelt lovingly upon the thought of the millions and millions of people who were going to be uplifted and enriched and delighted by the stories I wrote.– Shirley Jackson
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