Miss Labeled

Miss Labeled

It’s easy to sit on this side of the keyboard and write insightful anecdotes, but there’s always more beneath the surface. And once in a while, someone will challenge me on it. Recently I joined an online writers’ group and I love it. I feel...
Live and learn

Live and learn

I screwed up. Again. And to make matters worse, my transgression fell in an area I supposedly know how to navigate: communication. After carefully choosing my words and even putting in a little extra effort (because that’s what friends do, right?) the response I...
The one thing

The one thing

Why did I write that? I stumbled into the bathroom, groggy after a short night’s sleep. My body wasn’t ready to get up, but as usual, my brain raced ahead. That was dumb. Now they’ll know how insecure I am about this. I flipped the switch on the wall...
On the rebound

On the rebound

He’s not here anymore. Huh. That’s weird. He didn’t tell me he was leaving. I guess I’ll talk to her. She’s not here anymore either. As I moved through my list of contacts, I found that not a single one of them had remained with the...
Success hasn’t spoiled me yet

Success hasn’t spoiled me yet

In Santa Barbara, California, a Chick-fil-A restaurant has become so popular that its drive-thru line extends into the street, causing 90-minute traffic back-ups during the week–longer on the weekend. (Read the story by clicking HERE.) One city council member...