Monthly Archives May 2010

Bagels, Cream Cheese, and Whine

Third day at the cabin in Colorado, up in the mountains, and the snow, the wind, the lack of my normal routine and missing my work and my life all culminated in my sitting here writing this post in tears. *WHINE* warning.Read More

Cup of Comfort for Couples Finalist

"Popcorn Proposal", an essay I wrote, was chosen as a finalist in the REDBOOK / Cup of Comfort for Couples YOUR LOVE STORY contest. I'm excited. Se more about Cup of Comfort!Read More

Three-Minute Rejection & Mistakes

NPR Three-minute Fiction entry that did not win by Michelle L Devon and some information about submission guidelines and how not to get published.Read More

Dining Out on Vacation

Adventures in dining out in strange and exotic locations. You might not always get what you think you ordered.Read More

When the World Is Silent

I have always enjoyed the late-night sound of silence in the world. I hear and experience things in the middle of the night that the noise of the day just won’t let me be a part of. I feel so apart from the world as it is, that sometimes, being able to close my eyes and join the nothingness that is the middle of the night somehow feels right to me.

That has never been more true as it is tonight, I think. I came to Colorado for many reasons. The biggest one was to see if I could. I know that sounds strange to many of you, but those of you who have followed my goings on over the years know how bad my health has been. I wanted–perhaps needed–to know I could still do normal things, because, for awhile now, I have been unable to do many of the things I deemed normal. This trip has proven to me that I suppose I can do normal things, but there is a price to pay for those normal things. I have to determine whether or not the price I have to pay is worth it for the return.

I guess that’s no...

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