What Can I give?

I used to love the holidays. It was magical and exciting. Now….now I find they are this strange production that takes a feat of strength and determination to organize and survive. However, when Christmas morning arrives, I find that I am still as giddy as a little child despite all the things I didn’t get… Continue reading What Can I give?

Turkey Hands

Turkey Hands. Every child has made one. A crafty tradition sent down through the ages. I have fond memories of coloring my “feathers” in red, yellow and orange, always thinking it a work of art that I couldn’t wait to share with my mom. Later, I would receive my own turkey hands. They would go… Continue reading Turkey Hands

A Labor of Love

I pause in my NaNoWriMo to ponder a question: Why can I write so diligently for a challenge and yet struggle to produce a single word for public viewing? It boils down to one thing- fear, fear of judgment. To place one’s creation, one’s baby, out for the the public to critique is both exciting… Continue reading A Labor of Love

Journey of a Writer

First, let me preface this segment by explaining what it's about. When I was about 12/13 I discovered such magazines as BOP! and Teen Magazine and there the idea of becoming a writer germinated. I have scrapbooks filled with “articles” I wrote, interviewing my favorite actors, giving stats, and revealing interesting pictures. However, being a… Continue reading Journey of a Writer

The Storm Will Pass; coping with anxiety

When I was in the 1st or 2nd grade I remember sitting in class crying as a thunderstorm raged outside. When the teacher realized I was upset she asked me what was wrong. I explained that I was afraid of being struck by lightening while walking home. She assured me I would be fine and… Continue reading The Storm Will Pass; coping with anxiety

Lacking the Motivation to Find Motivation

Not long ago I wrote about procrastination and how it may be induced by fear. Since then I have discovered another hindrance in the quest to achievements – motivation. I have a plethora of ideas and dreams but it all seems to stall out in the planning stage. Sometimes the daily juggling of tasks leaves… Continue reading Lacking the Motivation to Find Motivation

Roadside America the World’s Greatest Miniature Village

Several times a year we make the drive from Princeton, West Virginia to Kutztown, Pennsylvania to visit my daughter who is attending university there. On the drive we pass an interesting looking building off the side of I-78 declaring it to be Roadside America location of the “world’s greatest indoor miniature village.” Every trip I… Continue reading Roadside America the World’s Greatest Miniature Village