Next Year I’ll Be Perfect – Booktrope Edition September 12, 2012 – May 31, 2016 What were you doing Friday night, April 29? It’s a pretty random question, so don’t worry if you can’t remember. I, however, remember all too clearly. I was out with some friends at a charity auction. I was dressed… Read More Onward and Upward
Thank you to my friend Scott who inspired this anti-bucket list. Like many people, I have a bucket list. There are several items I’ve crossed off, like riding a cable car in San Francisco, horseback riding in Texas and publishing a novel. There are still dozens more left to accomplish: Seeing Michelangelo’s The David in… Read More My Anti-Bucket List
Last month, my bookclub read The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah’s story of a French family living through the German occupation of World War II. When it came time to discuss the book, we cheered the heroes of the novel, but asked ourselves why other characters sat by and said nothing as the atrocities mounted against their… Read More Election 2016
I’m enjoying my vacation so far, but one of the things I’ve noticed is that without work to focus on, I’ve kind of lost my focus altogether. My friends and I call this a “shiny cookie” moment. Imagine a squirrel who sees something shiny, and now cross it with a little kid who sees a… Read More The Week so Far….
I know that summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s already here. What is my unofficial calendar marker? Not Memorial Day or the last day of school… Nope…It’s the fact that the Tony Awards are on tonight! Ever since I attended my first Broadway show in the Spring… Read More Summer Lovin’
For me, finding fun and interesting topics to blog about is the hardest part of blogging. Well, that and dealing with technical glitches that occur when I try to link to my past blog posts. Seriously. That first sentence took me twenty minutes. Anyway… I decided to take my own advice and tap into the… Read More 10 Guilty Pleasures
I have a problem… I’ve been trying to post at least one blog a week (two would be better according to my publishers who are really smart people), but I am struggling to find new and interesting material, especially given the rules I set for myself when I started my blog. Oh, did I not… Read More Blogging 101
Considering that I wrote a novel titled, “Next Year I’ll be Perfect”, I decided that I couldn’t miss the opportunity to write a blog devoted to the New Year and New Year’s Resolutions. So what are my resolutions this year? 1. Take advantage of living in Greater Portland. Living near the biggest city in Maine,… Read More Happy New Year!
I know I haven’t been blogging very much lately, but since I decided to recommit to updating my blog on a regular basis, I might as well go all out and update the look of my website. Welcome to the new digs! Take a moment and look around. Across the top you’ll find different pages… Read More Updates and Promises
Have you heard of Facebook Depression? It’s a real thing, apparently, based on the fact that most of our Facebook Friends express only the shiny, happy parts of their lives on social media and hide the less-than-perfect bits. People don’t realize that what they’re seeing on Facebook isn’t a reflection of reality, and they begin… Read More Facebook Depression