Category Archives: Work

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

Posted in Gardening, Slices O' Life, Work, Writing, Writing A Novel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Yahoo!! I Get to Sit in Traffic Now ….

My day job often requires me to tackle complex problem-solving. As an introvert, I do that best if left alone.  With uninterrupted time and peaceful surroundings , I can usually wrap my head around issues and come up with solutions. My … Continue reading

Posted in Office Life, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Looking Back and Rolling Forward

It has been so long since I’ve last written that unless you are among those who keep up with my blathering on Facebook, you probably thought I’d given into the woes of a frenzied day-jobbing writer and drowned myself in … Continue reading

Posted in Hawley's Pub, Memoirs, Personal Development Mumbo-Jumbo Stuff, Steelers, Uncategorized, Work, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

An Overdue Check-In

Greetings blogging friends! Many mea culpas for the disappearing act. Although taking a hiatus from regular blogging has been totally intentional, I really didn’t mean to go this long without at least popping by or checking in with all of … Continue reading

Posted in Baltimore, Books, Creativity, Fiction, The Naked Man-Whore Chronicles, Work, Writer's Resources, Writing, Writing A Novel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Slices O' Life, Uncategorized, Work, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Creativity, Family, Slices O' Life, Work, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Learning and Sharing: Six Months With the LLC

We all have dreams. For me, those dreams are being a published novelist and earning my keep as a writer instead of growing old, tired and snarky in traffic, offices and conference rooms. I’ve learned over the years that dreams are … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Goal-Setting, The Life List Club, Work, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

An Experiment in Life as a Dayjobless Writer

I’ll admit it. I’m one of those writers. You know the type – maybe you even ARE one too. We plod along at a snail’s pace on our works-in-progress. We bounce from project to project and it takes us forever to finish anything. … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Goal-Setting, Personal Development Mumbo-Jumbo Stuff, Work, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Being Thankful for the Thankless

When people ask me what I do at work, I usually just respond with “I do computer stuff for a university.” For most, that is more than enough detail. Let’s be honest. If you’re talking to a firefighter or a pilot, a … Continue reading

Posted in Finding Thankfulness, Office Life, Personal Development Mumbo-Jumbo Stuff, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

There’s a Time For Everything. Its Called College.

In spite of the fact that it is the month my workplace becomes complete and total chaos, I have always loved September. It is still hot and summery, but there’s a gradual shift in the air. If you get up early enough … Continue reading

Posted in Memoirs, Personal Development Mumbo-Jumbo Stuff, Slices O' Life, Uncategorized, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments