Assessing Goals

When I started this blog, I was looking for a place to write, find my voice and test my work by placing it where others can read it.  If you have been one of those people, thank you.  I feel incredibly honored that you took the time to read my posts when you could have... Continue Reading →


After years of dealing with a mud pit, we decided to landscape our backyard.  As we gathered everything and girded our loins for the big project, something unexpected happened. Last Saturday, my dogs went berserk, staring out the window and barking loud enough to wake the neighborhood.  I went outside to investigate and found two... Continue Reading →

The Thrill of the Challenge

Would you rather complete an Ironman triathlon, an ultra-marathon or run with the bulls? This is a question I asked a group of friends last weekend.  We had just watched Shaun complete a 5K, followed by a half-marathon the next morning, a combo appropriately called the I-challenge (we were at the University of Illinois).  As... Continue Reading →

Perfect Apologitis

“Never apologize and never explain – it’s a sign of weakness.” – John Wayne This year, I set some goals for myself.  One goal is to master the omelet.  I loved scrambled eggs with lots of veggies and cheese, and I figured I could work on my presentation. My first attempt was – let’s call... Continue Reading →

Yoga and Asking for Help

The last few months have been difficult for me.  I’ve had to take a break from my favorite exercise – pole dance– and let my body heal.  Since I’m terrible at inactivity, and even worse at watching my body lose its hard-earned results, I looked for ways to exercise while healing.  One of my favorite... Continue Reading →

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