• We are all the same.

    On the way home from driving the carpool to school today, I was listening to our local public radio station’s morning show, First Coast Connect. They were discussing the ongoing struggle to get Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance updated. This will be the third time the city council has voted on it. It’s still legal to… [Read more]

    We are all the same.
  • Clarity on My Rules of Engagement on Facebook

      In this place, pictured above, I unplugged for a weekend with friends. Burnt out, frustrated, stressed and frazzled, I leaned into the advice circulating from various resistance groups to acknowledge fatigue. My friends and I set up camp. We built fires and set out elaborate and beautiful food spreads. We poured wine, broke bars… [Read more]

    Clarity on My Rules of Engagement on Facebook
  • Editing My Novel: The Value of Taking a Break

    When finished the second draft of my novel, The Perfect Traveler, I had a sludge of slow cooked emotions in my pot. Relief, pride, discouragement, frustration, embarrassment, achievement….never has the classic writing advice to, “put it away in a drawer for awhile and forget about it” felt like such a pressure value to me. I… [Read more]

    Editing My Novel: The Value of Taking a Break
Photo taken at Olio Restaurant on E. Bay St. Or as one instagrammer said, "Perhaps where Ebay gets their Dry Goods"

The Power of No: Setting Personal and Work Boundaries for Greater Productivity and Integrity

Why can’t people get work done at work? It was the premise of a very good talk by Inc. columnist and 37signals co-founder Jason Fried at TEDxMidwest. He articulated the need of “creatives” – designers, programmers, writers, … [Read More...]

Photo Taken on the Baldwin Rails-to-Trails bike path, Jacksonville, Florida

12 Reasons Why I Am Not Leaving Facebook in 2014

The word on the street is that there's an exodus taking place: people are leaving Facebook in droves. The buzz about teens leaving has been around for awhile- Mashable even did this nifty statistic chart showing the age contrast … [Read More...]

Photo taken at Clark's Fish Camp in Mandarin

Novel Notes: Creating a Scene Plan

5 scenes in I can already tell a spreadsheet scene plan is going to be a powerful tool for me to use.  I think I got the idea from Novel Writing for Dummies, though I'm not positive; I've got several help-books going at once. By … [Read More...]

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Understanding My “Why”

I love ideas. I like the strategic and efficient use of resources. I deeply value connectivity and relationships. I love words and people, eye contact and "aha" moments. I pour these passions into my pursuits. I do it through … [Read More...]

Equal Rights are Human Rights

We are all the same.

On the way home from driving the carpool to school today, I was listening to our local public radio station’s morning show, First Coast Connect. They were discussing the ongoing struggle to get Jacksonville’s Human Rights … [Read More...]

Girls Campout Site, Ginnie Springs, Florida

Clarity on My Rules of Engagement on Facebook

  In this place, pictured above, I unplugged for a weekend with friends. Burnt out, frustrated, stressed and frazzled, I leaned into the advice circulating from various resistance groups to acknowledge fatigue. My … [Read More...]

Blackwing Palomino sharpened and ready for the editing ahead.

Editing My Novel: The Value of Taking a Break

When finished the second draft of my novel, The Perfect Traveler, I had a sludge of slow cooked emotions in my pot. Relief, pride, discouragement, frustration, embarrassment, achievement....never has the classic writing advice to, … [Read More...]