Every writer’s dream

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.  ~John E. Southard Everyone who’s ever launched a career — especially a career in a competitive field — knows that you need at least one supportive boss who believes in your goals and dreams. Which is why I’m […]

Why I love haunted houses

Home is a name, a word. It is a strong one; stronger than any magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.”  ~Charles Dickens With Halloween approaching, I’m reminded of an essay I wrote about my passion for old houses. It was first published in the Detroit Free Press Sunday Magazine in […]

Extreme self-care

Over-giving is often a sign of deprivation — a signal that a need isn’t being met, an emotion isn’t being expressed, or a void isn’t getting filled.” — Cheryl Richardson I’m finally starting to shake the sense that I’ve been wandering through a dream this season. Managing my mother’s ever-changing healthcare needs — while gearing […]

A beautiful day

September 29, 2012. Congratulations on your marriage and a most beautiful wedding, Andrea and Nate!” Yes, it’s totally unlike me to miss the chance to capture a big moment on a screen or in print. But this time, my camera stayed in my tote bag and my laptop stayed at home. I wanted to savor […]