Yum yum yum

After my morning run, a neighbor stopped me as I was just rounding the corner to make it back to my house, and she asked me if I wanted some mangoes. I took three, and oh my lord, they are delicious. Ate one as-is with breakfast and am saving two more to make this tonight: […]

Business trips and the MeToo movement

I’m still emotionally recovering from the Vermont trip. It’s an annual business trip where my team members and I have to go present our performance to a group of advisors made up pretty exclusively of drunken, entitled old men who think they are smarter than everyone else because they used inherited money to start businesses. […]

Inspiration through Perspiration

One of my ideas that I’ve been flirting with for a long time is based on a Nanowrimo I did back in 2008. It had a marathon-long opening, going through the MC’s childhood and first meeting with her love interest. The tone felt like a warm-mushy John Cougar Mellencamp song with magic thrown in, and […]

He’s my face-friend, and he didn’t really mean that.

It’s 100 degrees here.  I got up early and got my run in and then went and rode the horses until about ten.  Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure I sweated my boobs right off.  They are survived by me and my husband, and they will be so missed by both of us. One thing that I […]

I am a beautifully clumsy gazelle.

You probably guessed that whole tortured metaphor in my last blog post about being a runner who trips on nothing was inspired by me. Tripping on nothing. Yesterday. I’ve got massively scraped up hands, and an ooey-gooey knee, but some flash of female instinct had me rolling to protect my face, so at least I […]

I am a strong believer in stupid persistence.  I chase patience, hard work, and incremental gains.  Bad at math?  Do more math.  Kill your garden? Replant and begin again. Slow runner?  Well, you might not get much faster, but run anyway because it’s good for you.  I should know. I’m the slow plodder, that naturally […]