writing

Double? Trouble.

You might recall how thrilled I was to have Tara writing an article for the spring issue of Ye Olde Publishing Company’s parenting magazine. But when she had me look over a rough draft last night, my excitement turned to… Read More ›

Oh, Shoot!

Last week, South Dakota Magazine reached out to me, asking if I’d be interested in having a photo featured in their Photo Friday series. Umm, does a three-legged dog swim in circles?! I was both humbled and honored. I do… Read More ›

Better Than Adequate

My boss gave me a nice compliment today. “You’re a solid writer,” she said. “And you make things interesting/entertaining.” I was touched, and thanked her profusely. But then I began to wonder just how complimentary the word solid actually is…. Read More ›

The Egg

It’s rare that you can pinpoint the exact moment your future course was plotted out, but I’m lucky: I know exactly when, and where, mine happened. Honolulu, Hawaii. 1982. I was in junior high school and, purely on a whim,… Read More ›

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Lost in the shuffle of all this who’s-our-next-president? uncertainty today (though it seems pretty clear to me) is the fact that South Dakota, which went to Trump with 59% of the vote, actually passed ballot measures legalizing both medical and… Read More ›

How NOT to Get Published

Sometimes, we get really interesting emails from people wanting to collaborate or contribute articles to our parenting magazine. Usually I ignore them, but every once in a while I can’t resist the urge to respond. This mostly happens when they… 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 ›