After six years of blogging, I've compiled eighteen of my best blog tips for you including how to promote blog posts and ways to increase traffic. I've learned a lot from the school of hard knocks. Maybe this will help keep you going until 2023! The first time I hit publish was in spring of 2011... Continue Reading →
I'm a writer, illustrator, and child of the 1960's. What do I know about designing for the future? I grew up with Star Trek and could relate to its creator, Gene Roddenberry. What we have in common is imagination. When I was a kid, I used to have a recurring dream where a Polaroid picture... Continue Reading →
Can you feel the LOVE? Be my Valentine and come to my blog party. I hope you'll dance along with my video too.
Happy Valentine's Day! It's time to make some new friends by dropping a link and hopping to other blogs! It's a great way to #sharethelove on Valentine's Day. Drop a link to your blog in the comments. Invite others to your place. Include a short hook. Tell us what you blog about. Check out... Continue Reading →
Don't shoot! I am about to deliver a dirty little secret kept by doctors. Why? I don’t think anyone wants to know. I've held this post for a year while waiting to get up the nerve. My hand shook while pressing publish. I had only heard rumblings about it and that was long ago, after... Continue Reading →
Bound by commitments of time, what we know, the physical, and the social, we bump into invisible barricades, most of them created by our imagination. Traveling unlocks these shackles and we leave them hanging on the concrete walls of our lives. We experience a new kind of freedom. Our boundaries expand. Overwhelmed by choices, we... Continue Reading →
Inspirational prose about capturing new ideas. Inspiration is an ephemeral ghost shimmering over shadows, cloaking deep and empty crevices of my mind.
Swaying in the wind, trees keep rhythm in nature's dance. The brisk wind gossips with the aspens while dressing them in brilliant gold. Their gowns swish as winter's breath blows their brilliant leaves and scatters them through the night. Soon golden leaves will blanket roots until skeletal remains rot under silent snowflakes. By the time the... Continue Reading →
When watching contestants eat strange animal parts or bugs on the cancelled show Fear Factor, it seldom made me flinch. Bear Grylls boiled a mouse in urine and ate it. I nodded my head and said, "I could do that." But hand me a plate of acorn squash with its savory steam rising up to... Continue Reading →
I started writing over four-and-a-half years ago. I had an idea for a non-fiction book, a snarky take on Boulder women. If you're not familiar with how to assemble a book proposal, non-fiction is skiing down a gentle slope compared to fiction where the writer must plod along the desert and climb craggy mountains with... Continue Reading →
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about life, it never turns out exactly the way you plan. All of your hopes and dreams may be realized, but it’s never the same as we imagine. This can be very true of birthdays too. One year, my friends organized a birthday lunch for me and then it... Continue Reading →
Muse is one of my favorite bands. I rocked out to them live in Denver and will never forget their incredible show. While running errands today, I heard their new release "Dead Inside," on two different radio stations. As soon as I got home, I checked out their YouTube channel. They uploaded their new release... Continue Reading →