Surrounded by Characters

Love this post! I’m definitely a people watcher myself! 🙂

The Writer's Journal

A few weeks ago, my family and I went to one of those splash places.  I don’t need to name names, but the kind with slides, a lazy river, and other indoor water activities.  After my energy wore away, I sat down and watched my children romp around and eventually I watched other people.  This is what people in the Midwest call people watching.  Now let me make sure we are clear what I mean here.  I don’t mean being the fashion police or passing judgement in any way. I mean observing. Carefully.

Sometimes people will catch my eye because they remind me of someone in a book that is presently percolating in my brain.  Other times, something about how they move makes me think of specific emotions and I contemplate how I would show that emotion or movement with words.  Maybe they have an interesting physical feature that…

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My Personal Words to Live by….

Everyone has something they look to as far as their motivational word to get through life.  Some people have something they say or do daily, that preps them for the day ahead.  As I have continued to grow and mature into my new phase of life, I have developed a slightly better spiritual connection with… Continue reading My Personal Words to Live by….


A Little History Lesson on Vacation

I had the pleasure of visiting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum last weekend in Kansas City.  Here are a few highlights of the visit (I had to sneak these pics because I saw a sign that said no cameras lol!) 

Motherhood, Writing


Yesterday, my family and I were out an at outlet mall just walking around and trying to catch a good sale or two (we actually found some, too!). While we were there, I couldn't help but see my daughter go right into her routine of greeting random strangers passing by us.  For adults, this may… Continue reading Hi. 


My Review of OITNB Season 4

**Spoiler Alert: Do Not Read if you have not watched Season 4** I finished watching season 4 of Orange is the New Black about a couple weeks ago...and I've finally gotten around to rendering my opinion on the season...I have one word: Whoa. That's really the only word I can use to describe my emotions after… Continue reading My Review of OITNB Season 4