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Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today would’ve been my mother’s 55th birthday. She was born on September 30th, 1959. She passed away on February 23rd, 1994, from cancer. I miss her every day. Mom, I hope when you look down from on high, you approve of what you see. I love you, I miss you, and I hope I make…

Managing the Things I Need To Do

I’ve always been bad at managing the things I need to do. I’m a procrastinator; always was in school and still am, to a lesser degree (getting married and having kids have made me grow out of it a little).¬†One of the things I find, though, is that being depressed and going through counseling for…

My Only Resolution

The popular thing to do at this time of year is New Year’s Resolution lists. I’ve done them before and never really found them effective. However, 2014 is a little different for me. Twenty years ago, I lost my mother to cancer. I was eleven years old. I’ve always told myself that I don’t remember…

New Site

I’m working on a new web site and had some inspiration last night (my insomnia kicked in, then my brain filled up the time generating ideas). I’ve got quite a bit done on it; it’s WordPress-based, several custom post types, still needs a few more extras and some theme work to finish. I’m hoping to…

Maintaining an Active Blog

What’s the trick behind maintaining an active blog? Writing. I have a hard time with this for a number of reasons. Rather than going into that, here’s my plan for getting this blog off the ground and giving it fresh content daily. Book reviews – I’m volunteering with Strange Horizons as a web master and…

Karma

Do you believe in karma? I do. One year ago, I had the opportunity to go to Hawaii. I did and while I was there, Caroline and the girls came down with severe cases of the stomach flu. Caroline is right now in Hawaii, likely sleeping off the timezone changes. I had the pleasure of…

It’s A New Year

As I look back over the last year or so, there are a lot of things that stand out to me. My oldest daughter turned 4 in December; my youngest turned 1 in September. This is unbelievable to me because I don’t know where all the time went and I don’t want them to grow…