Archive | May, 2014

7 Reasons I Like to Drive Alone


Last year at this time, I did something I’d never done before. I drove from Chicago to Colorado Springs by myself. I once drove from Chicago to LA, but I was caravaning with another car. This time I was on my own. And I liked it. I didn’t realize I would. In fact, I liked […]

4 Lessons from First Grade

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School was serious business. From circle time in kindergarten to graduating college magna cum laude with a double major, if I was a student, then I was a student! But one of the longest lasting lessons came from a day I missed school. Perhaps I had missed a day of school before, but this day […]

When Mountains Speak


Saturdays are bear down days. During the week, I have a full-time job, so Saturdays are get-serious-about-writing-even-if-you-don’t-feel-like-it days. Being a creature of habit helps tremendously with this. If I stay home, though, it’s easy to be distracted by everything that needs doing, so my Saturday routine is to go to a coffee shop in the […]

Work to Rest Ratios


Last weekend, when I went to bed on Friday night, I opted not to set an alarm for Saturday morning. This is usually a safe bet, since while I don’t get up at the crack of dawn, I do not have the gift of sleeping long and late. It’s not a big stretch to figure […]