Harvey: Waltzing with the Blood Dazzler

“Hurricane Harvey cannot wash away our hope. ”

Click to read my ramblings about Hurricane Harvey.


Sharpened Sword

“Seeing that, despite hardships, I make a positive impact on students, that my classroom is a home away from home for them, maybe plays a small part in why they are comfortable continuing on their quest for an education, gives me the inspiration I need to push through to the next year. ”

Click to read my ramblings on the new school year.

Wishful Thinking

“I wish I didn’t even have to wish for this. ”

Click to read my ramblings on the state of healthcare.

Summer Sunset

“Sun sets on summer tonight, but my heart is full, my mind is well-stocked with memories to recall on tough days, and I’m refreshed, renewed, reinvigorated, and ready to re-enter the whirlwind of real life. ”

Click to read my ramblings on my “five favs.”

Hearth away from Home

“And so, we come back year after year, we take a deep breath, open our storage cabinets, and get to work transforming a jail cell into a home.”

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“As each orbit of the earth around the sun ascends and descends, sun sets on summer.”

Faux Paws

“As with anything, there is a learning curve to making your pet insta-famous. I’m still new to this and learning about the petstagram  faux paws.”

Click to read my ramblings about my foray into the catstagram instaverse.

Lucky Number 7

“Pets are not expendable. I have 7 animals ranging in age from 8 weeks to 9 years old. These animals will have a loving home with me and be well provided for until they are called to the rainbow bridge. I have a unique bond with each, individual animal, and I make time to express my love for each one.”

Click to read my ramblings about our new addition to our suburban zoo.


“There is a direct correlation between my being forlorn and not writing, and it is because I’m not allowing my thoughts to escape; they’re trapped and stacking, weighting down my fingers.”

Click to read my ramblings on the healing power of writing.

Yin and Yang Personification

“We are completely different in many ways – a personification of yin and yang – even down to her owning black cats while I own white cats – but, at the crux of it all, we are the same, soul-bound sisters.”

Click to read my ramblings on my travels through the mountains with my sister.


“Words are assigned to whole groups of people, labels that are twisted, villainized, a wildfire of propaganda from both sides that meets in the middle, creating an inferno of insolence, with no minds melding, ears opening, arms embracing – no truth. Somewhere in the midst of it all, diplomacy dies.”

Click to read my ramblings on political polarization.

Spontaneity Spectrum

“Freedom, time together, feeds our marriage, so we aren’t merely orbiting around one another, but constantly colliding.”

Click to read my ramblings about the ingredients to a spicy date.