Letting Go of Perfect

Somewhere along the line, in between running press notes for the media and trying to get better grades in college, this once heavy partier in college flipped and became a sort of perfectionist. This is not to say I am perfect, nor did I ever believe I was perfect. I know I’m quite far from […]

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FROCKTOBER Fashions Meet Literacy Support for Kids

✨WELCOME TO FROCKTOBER✨The month has arrived, my friends. For the fifth time, I am participating in #FROCKTOBER, an initiative that calls attention to a charity of choice by posting an outfit a day for the month of October. I’m always up for a good challenge, and this year, I’ve decided to blend my love of […]

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Some Sentiments About 20 Years at Stevenson

*** Last week I received an email from human resources about celebrating 20 years at Stevenson University. And I used to think the 13 years I spent at the Baltimore Orioles was a long time. When I taught my very first semester at Stevenson in January of 2000, I was pregnant with my son, Matthew, […]

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Frocktober begins tomorrow & I’ve picked my charity

FROCKTOBER BEGINS TOMORROW… And I’m announcing the charity I have chosen for the next 31 days. What is FROCKTOBER? It’s a 31-day fashion challenge, whereby you post an outfit a day on Instagram, that calls attention to a charity of choice! As an educator, author, blogger, and reader, I am so happy to support and […]

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A Video Representation of my Work in Progess

Last night, I was able to finish reading through all of the chapters I have written so far of my new work in progress, a little more than 60,000 words. This book is a little different from the others I have previously written. And while it is set in the Annapolis area, its characters are […]

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Some Updates on Some things

As I’ve been a little out of touch, I thought I’d share a few updates, and things that have been happening during quarantine of late, starting with… The Unnamed Boat The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement. On my birthday in mid-August, my husband surprised me by purchasing a boat. Our friends […]

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Anxiety at 3:30 a.m.

I can’t believe I’m sitting her typing this at 3:30 in the morning, but I am. I’m getting angrier by the minute that I can’t fall asleep and that my heart is racing for no good reason. This happens to me a few times a year, and like a dummy, I allow it to get […]

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The Annual Birthday Post Turned Poem

The Annual Birthday Post Turned Poem The hour has finally arrived, my friends Another birthday is here I’d love to scream with joy and glee But aging’s what I fear Growing old’s a gift, it’s true To live your life in full It should be sunshine and roses But a lot of it’s just bull […]

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Blogging from Bethany – Beach Cottages

What if your fairy godmother told you that you could have any of the houses shown here? Which one would you pick? Do you prefer a small beach cottage covered in roses and flowers, or would you rather have one of the big mommas? This is the kind of game I play with myself when […]

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Blogging from Bethany

Before I get started, let me say that I admire people who have the chutzpah to travel during coronavirus. I wasn’t sure we would have it in us to venture into it. However, after the year we had in 2019 that caused us to cancel three vacations, we were looking forward to getting away this […]

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Facing Monday

* Hello, Monday, I see we meet again. We have come face-to-face for another round. I’m not intimidated by you this week. In week’s past, I may have been. But this week will be productive. There’s a lot to accomplish, so I hope you are ready..First, we have to allow for some time to be […]

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What Are You Missing Most Right Now?

Here’s the question: WHAT ARE YOU MISSING MOST RIGHT NOW? Most of us are probably missing the freedom we used to have to travel, being with those we love without social distancing, and seeing the world. Plus, as I am working on my syllabus for feature writing, I typically instruct and assign an article about […]

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