Near the end of October, I ran away for a long weekend. Sort of. I went to Dayton. The Erma Bombeck Humor Writers' Workshop was taking place in person. Finally. After having been originally scheduled in April of 2020 (pause for laughter). It was great. My roommate was a darling, the workshops were great, and… Continue reading Scenes from Erma
I entered a contest a few months back. I picked through my essays from last year, chose the best ones, pressed the upload button and promptly forgot about it. I didn’t have any expectations. I’ve entered a number of contests, mostly with no results, and this was a national one, with people submitting from all… Continue reading Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Written yesterday and slept on. I decided it's still what I'm thinking. -- I am not quite home, but it won't be long. I am sitting in a Starbucks with white noise in my earbuds, gathering my thoughts after a very intense three days. I stopped in Columbus to have brunch with a couple of… Continue reading What’s Next?
Hello, friends. You probably noticed that the blog looks a little different. I'm pretty excited about the changes. The first big shift is that I've added a way for all of you to subscribe to my email list, and I would love for every one of you to sign up. If you don't need to… Continue reading A Little Help from My Friends
I lost my mind in early December and signed up for a writing conference. It's coming up in April, and there was an associated contest. I decided to enter, but I thought I wasn't going to make it. The essay was due on January 3, and we all know how I feel about December. It… Continue reading Eagle-Eyed