7 02, 2011

A Frank, Wordy Conversation

2018-10-08T15:54:29+00:00By |Friendship, Write On!|

It will be almost twenty-five years that I sat for the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition exam.  And cheated.  Now don’t go calling the College Board just yet to narc on me; the entire room cheated.  And unsuccessfully to boot. For those of you not familiar with this exam, it is the culminating activity of an actual Advanced Placement high [...]

23 12, 2010

Slow and Steady Finish A Race

2018-10-08T15:54:29+00:00By |Friendship, Running, Write On!|

On Saturday night I ran in my first 5K...yippie!  You may have read about the super-professional training schedule I employed that allowed me to only NEARLY die a foot from the finish line.  Shame on me for being an English major, but who knew that 5K meant “3.1-something miles”?  Seriously…who can even walk that far without needing an ambulance? All kidding aside, [...]

6 12, 2010

The Ghost of Christmas Present(s)

2018-10-08T21:19:48+00:00By |Friendship, Holidays, Parenting, Write On!|

It’s so hard for me to get geeked up about the holidays- this coming from a person who nearly pees her pants at the sight of a new US Weekly.  I get excited about nearly EVERYTHING.  Grocery store BOGOs, the sound of the mail truck, and the anticipation of learning which home will be chosen at the end of House Hunters all have me [...]

18 11, 2010

Thanks, But No Thanks

2018-10-08T15:54:30+00:00By |Friendship, Holidays, Parenting, Write On!|

Raising a child with autism is like being shoved on to a roller coaster when you are afraid of heights. FYI, I am PETRIFIED of heights. Raising a child with autism is also a never-ending mind screw.  Just when you think you know what you’re doing, you’re proven dead wrong.  Ask me how many times a day I put that theory to [...]