New Website!

So the new website is live — if you type in, you’ll get the new site — the only thing I can’t figure out how to do is get the existing subscribers transferred. So, if you still want to read my ramblings, please subscribe to the new site . . . I promise to have much to say about stuff in the world today — to give updates on the writing life and whatever else pops in my twisted mind . . .

Thanks for following!! See you at the new site!!


We’re moving!

Well, the website is.   I’ve been on this wordpress site for about a year and a half now — and it’s done its job, but it’s time to move onwards and upwards.

I’m moving to a WIX site — it’s more professional and has better tools to help me grow.  I appreciate what WordPress has done for me up to this point, however.

As far as those of you who have subscribed to this site — you don’t have to do anything other than re-subscribe once I make the move — you’ll know when you type in — it’s going to look so pretty an’ stuff . . .

I’ll shoot out a post to let everyone know when the move is happening — like REALLY happening . . . I may need a truck or two — and some back pills . . . oh, that’s right — it’s not THAT kind of move . . . whew.


Tragedies and triumphs

I have friends as well as clients in Houston and I’ve been reading everything I can as well as trying to get ahold of them making sure they’re all ok (they are, by the way, thank goodness) — but it’s made me think about the bigger picture here . . .

There will always be tragedies in life — just look at the news these days (politics aside) — flooding in Houston and in India with lives lost, countless robberies, shootings, etc. A friend of mine from art school just lost one of her kids in a traffic accident. Horrible. Words fail me. The personal stories hit me the hardest.

There will always be horrors in life. Sometimes it feels like there can never be happiness with all the tragedy. It feels like when you try to celebrate the good things in your life, you also feel guilty for being happy when others aren’t.

It’s okay to feel overwhelmed when all you see from the news is bad. You start to feel a bit hopeless, don’t you?

The problem is that we do get inundated with the sadness and we neglect to celebrate the little victories in our lives. Saturday mornings with a cup of coffee and your family, hell, actually WAKING UP on a Saturday morning — your favorite sports team winning their game, meeting your favorite actor at a convention, I could go on, but I think I’ve made my point.

We have to have the ups with the downs — we can’t always be at one stage or another. We just can’t function that way.

That’s why I will always feel for those that are hit with tragedy, but I will always look at my life and be thankful for those little victories that give me balance.

Help the people in Houston by donating to your local Red Cross — they need it.