Category Archives: Slices O’ Life

Pet Names

“Whatcha want, Skeeter?” I called across the room the other night, using the voice I reserve for baby-talking to my cat. He’d been meowing at me while I tried to check my email. Sylvester stretched and looked at me like … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Dirty

I’ve been overcome with a desire to play in the dirt. I want to sit in the grass with morning dew soaking my butt. I want to weed my gardens. I wasn’t much of a gardener until I hit my … Continue reading

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The Sims 3: A Great Escape

I am writer, hear me roar! I am a disciple of discipline who has no time for mindless distractions. At least that’s what I’d have people believe when I put my best foot forward in this blog. The truth is, … Continue reading

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Dumpster Diving

At work the other day, I saw a heartbreaking bit of bathroom-stall graffiti. I work on the college campus that spit me out with a bachelor’s degree almost 20 years ago. On the way back from a meeting, I cut through a … Continue reading

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Grandmom Goes “Grey”

One of the best and worst things that happened to me in 2012 was that I broke my Kindle. I am both a voracious reader and a broke paycheck-to-paycheck schmuck. It isn’t hard to understand why I’d put the death … Continue reading

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Sunsets and Sharing

Here I come again, poking my head in the door for a quickie before I roll on back to the land of Manwhores, work and summer chaos. The writing has been a little slow the last two weeks, because hours … Continue reading

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Chomp and Other Ramblings

We’ve all heard about SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder. Winter rolls around with its shorter days and drearier skies and lack of sunlight, and a good portion of the population becomes melancholy and lethargic. I think I’ve got some sort … Continue reading

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Curveballs

The other day, I looked out my office window and saw something that made my jaw drop. After a weeklong run of unseasonably warm, beautiful spring weather, Baltimore was shrouded in a cold and dreary day. We had been spoiled … Continue reading

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Bundles, Weasels and Words

“He’s just so damn … weasely!”  My co-worker’s grimace made it look like he’d just bitten into a lemon. Or maybe leftovers that had been in the fridge long enough to have a fuzzy green undercoat. “Hey!” I yelped before … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (A Semi-Writing Update)

Happy Tuesday, friends and fellow writers. It has been a while since I’ve updated on what’s going on in my writerly world, so I figure I’m due. The Good 1. I am thrilled (that’s the professional way to put it. … Continue reading

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