Let’s hope for sunny skies ahead!

When we had that recent brush with tornadoes I might not have known exactly what to do, but I knew one thing we couldn't do: take shelter in the basement. Because it turns out we don't even have a basement. You may be confused given that I wrote about how most of the boxes we'd … Continue reading Let’s hope for sunny skies ahead!

Tell, Don’t Show

As a fiction writer, one of the most valuable pieces of advice I ever received came from a literary agent who had read one of my manuscripts. "Show, don't tell," she said. This basic yet crucial writing technique can be attributed to Russian playwright Anton Chekhov and has been championed by legendary writers like Hemingway … Continue reading Tell, Don’t Show

Tell Me, Don’t Show Me

I have a weird mental block when it comes to the stove. For some reason, I can never figure out which knob controls which burner. Ever. Not a week goes by where I don't accidentally turn on the wrong burner, thinking that my pot or pan of whatever is heating up when, in fact, it's the … Continue reading Tell Me, Don’t Show Me

(7) Days Of Summer

I think I have issues. I was heading out the door this afternoon to run some errands, but then I spotted a dirty container in the sink and had to delay my exit by five minutes while I emptied the dishwasher, put away the plates and pots and silverware, rinsed the container, and stuck it … Continue reading (7) Days Of Summer