Because of Him

Written for and read at the Listen to Your Mother Baltimore Show, April 26, 2014 ...more

Cousin Number One

Originally posted as part of a larger post, September 24, 2008. My mother and her brother were over at my grandmother’s house a day or so after she died. I was sitting at the table and I looked up at the top of the server, as she called it, a huge China closet on top of a chest of drawers, essentially ....more

Shoot the Buddha, 47/365

Instagram, February 16, 2014 I never edit big camera photos on mobile, but this one ended up in my phone stream somehow and I can't get this place off of my mind, or the Buddha, or the green. I wrote a blog post about this day, and this picture. I would like to go back to this spot now, feeling and living like I do ....more

How to Use Instagram for Visual Blogging

The last thing I thought I needed when Instagram came around was another social platform. The answer to "If all of your friends download an app, does that mean you have to?" is, more often than I'd care to admit, "Yes." In this case it was a win, though, because it wasn't long before I realized that Instagram was exactly what I needed, as much as anyone can need a visually driven mobile social app.This is a nicer, more roundabout way of saying that I am addicted to Instagram....more
BethAtStructure  I agree with you on the interaction, plus I get to look at pictures. Win-win.more

The things I love, 30/365

Instagram, January 30, 2014. I have way too much stuff, but only two possessions that mean enough to me that I transport them in my purse every time I move. (My iPhone doesn't count ....more

When the Affordable Care Act showed up in my mailbox

This is one in an occasional series of reposts from my Instagram #Instastory365 project that I'm trying out this year. This one is from January 7, the day I got my first bill for health insurance in the mail after close to two years of no coverage. I had applied before the December 23 deadline, not believing at all that a simple application would result in health care coverage ....more

I'm just a girl...who writes on the internet sometimes

Do you know that I went to preemptively add this post to the "Life" category, and I discovered that I don't have one?...more

Novemer 1

I wrote this post a year and nine months ago. I was so unhappy then, dying physically and emotionally faster than any 41-year-old woman ought to be. It makes me so sad to read it, so sad for that poor, sad, chasing-after-the-wrong-things girl, sad on a level that makes me suck in my stomach like I got punched ....more

November's calling, again

I wrote this post a year and nine months ago. I was so unhappy then, dying physically and emotionally faster than any 41-year-old woman ought to be. It makes me so sad to read it, so sad for that poor, sad, chasing-after-the-wrong-things girl, sad on a level that makes me suck in my stomach like I got punched ....more

World Food Program Lunch Money Challenge

Disclosure: This is my second post for World Food Program USA. My first was n December 2012 for the Fill the Cup program. ...more