Woah, 2015 has been quite a year of change and transformation. Pretty much ready for it to end when the clock strikes midnight tonight! We're celebrating this moment and looking ahead. I’ve done quite a bit of reflecting over the past month, and there have been lots of experiences had and lessons learned in 2015. … Continue reading Bye Bye 2015
The past few months have been some of the most difficult of my life. Since July 15, my husband has spent a grand total of 92 days in the hospital and undergone 26 surgeries to repair damage from an episode of diverticulitis. He's still in the hospital, but the surgery cycle is over. His abdomen … Continue reading No More “Shoulding” on Myself
When I meet people who are not from Nevada and I tell them I am from Nevada, they will often ask how I deal with the heat in Las Vegas. Like many native Nevadans, I end up explaining that Las Vegas is in the very southern tip of the state, and there are thousands of … Continue reading Fall & Winter Descend
Yesterday, a friend tweeted this article on The Guardian, "Unthinkable? Bring Back Typewriters." While the author makes some great points about how using a typewriter slows the writer down, thereby making writers more intentional about word choices, and how typewriters remove the distracting allure of the internet, I'd have to say, "hell no!!" I'll keep … Continue reading I’ll Keep my Laptop, Thank You
Last weekend, on yet another road trip across the lovely state of Nevada, we saw one of the more interesting sites I’ve seen in the desert. It was a fence (maybe), but not just any fence, a fence made out of old single wide trailers and dying RV’s, literal trailer trash. There is a story … Continue reading What’s the story behind this trailer trash?
My Daughter's "Trashless" Dream TreeDespite the fact that my fourteen year old daughter never stepped a foot out of the truck to participate in our annual tree hunt this year as it was “way too cold,” she still managed to give us quite a few instructions on the size and shape of the tree we … Continue reading Tree Trash
Every fall, fly season opens. Unlike hunting season or the holiday season, it is not a season I look forward to. The nasty pests congregate in groups, slow, disgusting and fat, and then they magically multiply. How do they get into my home in such droves? I have screens on all the windows; I don’t … Continue reading Fly Season