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I'm a a professional writer and editor for a media/publishing firm in Rapid City, South Dakota. When not writing, I enjoy vinyl records, lava lamps, photography, hiking, and Bloody Marys...not necessarily in that order.

  • Spoiler Alert

    Spoiler alert: this blog post contains a spoiler that I must alert you to. If you are a fan of America’s Got Talent and have not yet watched the 2020 season finale, please stop reading. STEP AWAY FROM YOUR PHONE/TABLET/COMPUTER…. Read More ›

  • Bad Boys, Bad Boys

    I was pulled over by a cop this morning. I wasn’t even driving a car…I was walking. Now, I know I often leave people in my wake when we’re strolling together—I’ve long been labeled a “fast walker”—but this is ridiculous…. Read More ›

  • Ask and Ye Shall Receive

    In an admirable example of “ask and ye shall receive,” I recently expressed a desire to have my book banned, and a longtime reader complied. She didn’t hesitate in banning my book on her blog. Thank you, Stephanie. You’re awesome…. Read More ›

  • Lukewarm Off the Press

    The fall edition of our parenting magazine arrived this week. When that delivery truck pulls up outside and all the boxes are unloaded from the pallet, it’s always a cause for celebration—physical proof of our collective hard work. Some people… Read More ›

  • Ban My Book…Please!

    I think my book is too tame. Don’t get me wrong; it’s hardly G-rated. There’s sex, violence, and profanity. Kidnapping and substance abuse. Desecration of public lands, for crying out loud. But sadly, nobody has banned No Time for Kings…. Read More ›

  • Come Mr. Tally Man

    Remember the certified letter I stayed home waiting for? Well, it never did show up on Thursday. Didn’t come on Friday or Saturday, either. Monday? Holiday. Tuesday? Nope. Today? Ha. Never mind that I signed up for a redelivery and… Read More ›

  • Seasons Change in the Blink of an Eye

    Last week was a mentally challenging one at work. This is our busiest time of year, with multiple titles coming out. In addition to our regular publications, we’ve got our biannual Visitor’s Guide, plus the annual bridal magazine and Southern… Read More ›

  • “BER” Leads to “BRR!”

    I’m working from home this morning waiting for a certified letter to arrive. It’s from the Hyundai dealership, so I’m assuming it’s the paperwork I’ll need to get my car registered. I came home on my lunch yesterday to find… Read More ›

  • Redemption By the Lake

    I’ll admit, after our less-than-stellar June camping (mis)adventure, I’d kind of cooled to the whole idea of camping. At least in a tent and/or outdoors (although…that’s pretty much what camping is (blanket forts do not count)). Last week, I happened… Read More ›

  • Ruth-Less

    I was watching an episode of House Hunters last night, and one of the homes featured a bathroom with a urinal. Predictably, the husband was thrilled and the wife, mortified. This made me wonder why urinals in home bathrooms aren’t… Read More ›