Online Dating & Psychos

Online Dating & Psychos

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: I have the most extraordinary friends. If I’ve done anything right in this world, I surround myself with amazing friends. My friends are intelligent and accomplished, and overall just make the world better. And so...
When Sexual Harassment Happens…

When Sexual Harassment Happens…

I’m grateful to routinely get invited to speak and teach at conferences. Even as a certified introvert, I find so much community and enjoy making new friends at these events. Over fifteen years ago, I was hired to speak in the midwest. One particular panel paired me with an older gentleman whose work I had […]

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I’m grateful to routinely get invited to speak and teach at conferences. Even as a certified introvert, I find so much community and enjoy making new friends at these events. Over fifteen years ago, I was hired to speak in the midwest. One particular panel...
3 Sentences I’ve Never Said–till now

3 Sentences I’ve Never Said–till now

Heading out for a run! Training for my 1st marathon! Just ran 5 miles on the treadmill! (Exclamation points used on purpose!–stop judging.) Wanna’ know a secret? I’ve NEVER said out loud or posted online any of those sentences till right now. WAIT–before you think to yourself, “So get off your lazy hiney and do something […]

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Heading out for a run! Training for my 1st marathon! Just ran 5 miles on the treadmill! (Exclamation points used on purpose!–stop judging.) Wanna’ know a secret? I’ve NEVER said out loud or posted online any of those sentences till right now....
Life Lessons Learned at the Dog Park

Life Lessons Learned at the Dog Park

I am so grateful to live in the area of Nashville with the best Dog Park. No, I’m not being weirdly competitive. I’ve been to all of them and ours is the best. Granted, it’s the newest one, but our city outdid itself with our huge property and walking track…for dogs. With that said, I […]

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I am so grateful to live in the area of Nashville with the best Dog Park. No, I’m not being weirdly competitive. I’ve been to all of them and ours is the best. Granted, it’s the newest one, but our city outdid itself with our huge property and walking track…for dogs....

shameless…

Not long ago I taught at a young writer workshop at Lincoln Memorial University where I learned that many of my students were ashamed of their Appalachian accents. They feel like people think they’re stupid because of the way they talk. Some of them spoke of how they try to learn the ‘right’ way to […]

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Not long ago I taught at a young writer workshop at Lincoln Memorial University where I learned that many of my students were ashamed of their Appalachian accents. They feel like people think they’re stupid because of the way they talk. Some of them spoke of how they...

DIY liposuction…would you do it?

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m horrible at spotting plastic surgery. I mean, unless someone has a face stretched to the point they look like Jack Nicholson’s Joker or a chest so high they can rest their drink on it, I’m probably not a go-to person for an inside scoop. I didn’t even know […]

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’m horrible at spotting plastic surgery. I mean, unless someone has a face stretched to the point they look like Jack Nicholson’s Joker or a chest so high they can rest their drink on it, I’m probably not a...