Dear @Pink

WOW.   What a week its been, huh?   I guess you know some folks got upset by your tweet advocating for the change of nature of the president.  It seems you also got pretty offended at the idea that people thought you voted for him.  In fact, it looks like you have surmised that…

Hey There New People

I am not sure how you found me, but pull up, stay a while.  I don’t know if I have what you are looking for but I am pretty sure you will find something you didn’t expect.  (For real tho…HAHAHA) You can read the “about” or dig around in the topics but here’s a quick…

Ireland, Politics and the feeling of Home

Is it possible for a place to call to you? To leave such an indelible imprint in your soul that you choke back tears just thinking about it? #askingforafriend I’m not sure exactly when it happened but I was sucked in by the smell of it. The mist, the grass, the peat smoke, the green…

Organize, ya’ll!

Organizing for the new year? I know, it seems like it’s a cliche, doesn’t it?  All the stores use January to put organizing items on sale but pump the breaks a second. Don’t buy immediately, sort and donate first. Also cliché you say?  Well, I’m here to tell you that most Americans have TOO MUCH…

Always a Little Wonky

This week’s got me like: When I started trying to narrow down exactly what it was, my head kept correcting me.  I said “WOW, what a week!” and my head went “You mean, what a month, what a year, what a past few years.” This is exactly why I have self-esteem issues.  Let’s ignore for…

Dysfunction, Lies and the Ties that Bind Them

This has been a roller coaster of a year for my family.  Since March I have finished up some really cool cooking classes, learned to make rain barrels (I have 3!), seen some good movies (and some bad ones), had a TON road trips, some archery tournaments and had some really great times with the…

Everybody Grieves Differently

This month has been weird. My favorite and last surviving grandparent passed away. What typically is a normal part of life felt much different this time to me.   I spent most of my time with my grandmother when I was young. Her house was more like my home no matter where I actually lived….

Every hero has some weakness…

Originally posted to http://www.diaryofashieldmaiden.com Some days it is hard to remember when I wasn’t struggling to get my Warrior to remember something. Then those days come that I have too many things that need remembering in my head and then I forget. HOW IRONIC. I talk about different ways to help him all the time but…

A New Mission

    As many of you that follow me might know, I am caregiver to a disabled Veteran.  I have talked about TBI & PTSD pretty regularly but because of a few people reaching out to me for more information, I have decided to work on a blog specific to that issue.  While there may…

What makes a book a classic?

Towards the end of every year I work on my list on intentions.  I do this no matter what and I work on those lists all year because, well, I just don’t want to be the kind of person with a larger list of regrets than accomplishments.  I know that over the next year, one…

The Godzilla Anti-Review You Need

  Here we are again, talking about how much I love monsters.  I hope you stick around rather than rolling your eyes, but either way, I have something important to say.   Stop reading movie reviews.   I will have to say that I have been thinking that for a very long time.  It makes…

Work In Progress

I envy writers that stick to the same genre for their entire career.  I don’t know how they do it but it must get annoying after a while trying to only be that one thing.  I am not good at that. Some days I am a super nerd, others I am a political activist.  Once…