Please Mr. Postman, Is That a Letter For Me?

We all knew it was coming. The US Postal Service has been struggling for the last few years to figure out how to keep their jobs in this era of texting, emails, and social media. But they can only shut down so many post offices, and raise the cost of stamps so many times. AndContinue reading “Please Mr. Postman, Is That a Letter For Me?”


Some things change…and some never do.

I was an avid journaler as a kid. Journals, diaries, whatever you want to call it, I kept it. I started with a tiny pink one with bears on it that had a lock and key. The entries were of the “Today, I …” sort. In middle school, I moved on to bigger books withContinue reading “Some things change…and some never do.”

100 posts, thousands left unwritten

Tonight I’m writing my 100th blog post on Back when I began this blog in November of 2007, I wasn’t sure if this site was going to be mostly for my published work as a professional calling card, if it was going to be my online journal, or a combination of both. I wasn’tContinue reading “100 posts, thousands left unwritten”

The Lost Art of Penpals

Once upon a time, I was a little girl making trips to Louisiana for the summer from Ohio by plane. I would get to board first with the flight attendant (then called “stewardess), and of course, deplane last and be escourted to the gate where I was I handed off to the family member pickingContinue reading “The Lost Art of Penpals”

Old papers from almost another life

Today I suddenly decided to do some cleaning out of files and papers in my apartment. Aside from throwing out old receipts and random stuff I didn’t need anymore, I came across multiple folders of newspaper clips I had written from college for The Miami Student and my various internships. Everytime I do a cleaningContinue reading “Old papers from almost another life”