Keep Swimmin’

I am up late reading and I just read this passage and it felt like it belonged on a blog that’s about doing whatever comes next, even if you don’t know what that should be. You just have to keep going. And along the way, you find things to hold tight to. Hope. And good […]

Dear Me

January 29, 2005 Hey girl, It’s me. I mean it’s you – coming at you from 10 years in the future. Freaky, right? I just wanted to check in and let you know in a vague way with no clear spoiler alerts what the future holds for you, my dear. I know you think you […]

Dreaming the Life

You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one – John Lennon You might not actually say that…but it’s true.  And I hope (please) that I am not the only one who needs to get off my butt and start Living the Dream instead of Dreaming the Life. In my dreams I […]

Lessons Learned

On the eve of my birthday (actually it’s next weekend, but look at me being all ahead of schedule) I thought it would be fun to enumerate a lesson I have learned for each of my years on this here planet.  I am old, so it’s kind of a long list. These are in no […]


This Friday, I will wake up at 4AM. I will put on my cute skirt/leggings combo, an athletic top, a jacket, my handy-dandy black hat with pink trim, and my trusty sneakers. I will apply a lot of sunscreen even though the sun won’t even make an appearance for 3 more hours. I’ll probably make […]

My Best Stuff

 My Very Best Advice for the Teen Just Graduating from High School 1) Go to college.  I don’t care if you go to community college or auto repair college or Harvard. I don’t care if you go full time or part time or online or in person. Continue your education. The more educated you are, […]

Next Assignments

I don’t know about you (oh enormous crowd of participants), but I am having fun :) Next 4 assignments: #42: Something you’ve always regretted saying #89: Three objects from your childhood bedroom #392: Your first time in a foreign country #409: Fix the plot of the worst movie you’ve ever seen Ready? Go!


I am working on #64: Your favorite moment in film. We need a few more ideas to be mulling over.  Notice how I keep saying “we” as if scads of people are playing along? I am an optimist. Throw me some numbers between 1 and 642.  Go.

It’s Summertime…and I’m feeling uneasy…

This post is part of a series inspired by prompts from the book 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.  If you want to play along, write your own post (on your blog or other online forum) and post a link in the comments.  I’ll add “shout-outs” at the end of my post […]

My (Our) Assignment

Thank you for throwing some numbers out there :) The first three assignments are: #77: Screw You. (No really…that’s the prompt.) #404: Put yourself or your character in a place where you feel vulnerable and uneasy. #64: Your favorite moment in film. I am mulling.  I hope you are, too.  It would be seriously fun […]