All Your Choices are Cumulative

One of the amazing things that happened to me at Superstars was a brunch with James A. Owen, writer and illustrator of Geographica Imaginarium books and so much more. He encouraged us to be our best, to do our best, and then to tell people about our products without undue modesty. At the end of…

Bread and Love

Yesterday I ground grain and made a loaf of whole wheat bread. I also made my own soy milk from Laura Soybeans (the absolute best for making soy milk). It felt good. As if I were coming back to my strength. I’ve always been something of a food hoarder. It wasn’t that I was a…

Tikkun Olam

Yesterday, in the midst of pouring rain that I thought earned me an indoor yoga session rather than an outdoor run, Steve said, “Let’s go.” My husband will run in just about any kind of weather and has little patience for whining, so I just sort of grunted and said OK. When we got to…

Viking Cats and Working From Home

I’m still working on my Viking cat story, inspired by a cat documentary that revealed that ginger cats are the result of Vikings favoring them and breeding them for that fluffy orange coat. I pointed out to Steve that it would be nice to own a ginger cat, for research purposes. Alas, allergies. More people…

Kickstarter, Cats, & MidsouthCon

I’m still thinking my way through the MidsouthCon issue. Right now I think I will not go. I promised Steve I’d wait until Sunday to make a solid decision since by then we should have more information. Several of my friends decided to cancel their MidsouthCon plans because of the virus. Other friends will go…

Corona Virus and MidsouthCon Considerations

My sister is a yoga teacher and one of the venues she teaches at has closed due to the Corona virus (Corvid-19). Other events have closed and this is clearly having a bad effect on the economy and people’s lives. With so many events shutting down, Steve and I are assessing what we should do…

Cat Stories

Another day slipped by. I worked on covers for the steamy romances we will be Indie publishing. Tomorrow I will be starting a new class by Dean on how to write cat stories. I love cat stories but I feel intimidated by them. Which is how I feel about cats in general. They know it…

Leap Day

Leap Day always seems a bit magical to me and inspires me to check in with myself and my calendar. Four years ago on Leap Day, I was still working at FedEx making happy plans. Steve had been offered the opportunity to speak in New Orleans and we were looking forward to exploring the city…

The Strenuous Life

My husband is doing sets of burpees interspersed by work and other normal movements of the day. I don’t count his burpees but there are plenty of them. I am not even sure when he decides that it is time for another batch. Seemingly at random he just begins the jumping back push-ups, and jump…

Streaks and the Great Challenge

After 106 daily posts I broke my streak yesterday. This is one of the worst illnesses I’ve ever had to deal with. It had me flat on my back for three days. Finally I’m able to sit upright for more than a few hours. I am still sick. My voice is still gone. I am…