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On Not Giving Up

On Not Giving Up

This post could also be called On Failure, or On Working Hard, or On Learning Life’s Lessons the Hard Way. When I was young, I spent most of each summer in our above-ground pool, swimming and jumping and tumbling and doing laps of its 20-foot length. I thought I...
Why I Chose to be Motherless – Part 1

Why I Chose to be Motherless – Part 1

I recently read an essay, Motherless By Choice by Katie Naum, and felt awed by its honesty, its sincerity, and its wisdom. It struck a chord with me, and has spurred me to tell my own story. As always happens when I write stories from my childhood, the words flowed...
Bottling the Kids

Bottling the Kids

There’s been a lot going on this year—mostly good, but not all of it. Normally, I cope. Normally, I feel good about the good things, but I’ve had trouble feeling good at all this year, about anything. I think I’ve worked out why: I don’t like this...
My Journey to Writing

My Journey to Writing

If someone had asked me a decade ago what I would be doing in ten years’ time, writing a novel would not have been on the list, nor on the horizon. It wasn’t even on the planet. I’d always thought of myself as Maths/Science orientated as I found...

 

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