Category Archives: Family

Post-Grad Revelations

Last month I checked a few major writing milestones off my bucket list: 1) Delivered my graduate reading of my young adult science fiction work-in-progress, Eraser. 2) Presented my graduate lecture, Shift That Narrow Trend Line into a Scatter Plot of … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up The Trailer Trash Stereotype

Tomorrow I depart for my third residency at Vermont College of Fine Arts WCYA. The dreaded critical thesis semester is about to consume my life – except I’m not really dreading it. I’m a structural engineer. Critical analysis and technical … Continue reading

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Ornaments are Memories

I love Christmas. Few things make me happier than seeing the lights and decorations go up, hearing holiday songs start playing, and watching the joy and wonder on children’s faces when they open gifts from Santa. That said, it’s a … Continue reading

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Coloring – Not Just For Kids

In case you haven’t heard: Coloring is no longer just for kids. USA Today recently featured this article: Whimsical coloring books for grown-ups are a hit. Their story featured the break-out success of artist Johanna Basford, author of Secret Garden and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

The blogging world now overflows with resolutions, vows to exercise more, and healthy recipes. The ambition racing across the internet is addicting. After reading a few posts, I now aspire to resolve something this year. Any resolution to prove I’m … Continue reading

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Remember the Reason

This summer we’ve all been assaulted with videos of the Ice Bucket Challenge on every possible form of social media. My daughter finds them hysterical and can’t get enough of videos where children dump buckets of water over their parent’s … Continue reading

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Save the Cursive!

School has started and our household now contains a proud second grader. I approached this milestone with both joy and dread. Second grade was very memorable for me. I had the meanest, strictest second grade teacher ever, so it was … Continue reading

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Wedding Shout Out

Last weekend my little sister got married! Congrats to D & T Bolf-Schmidt, who are currently relaxing on a much deserved honeymoon. This wedding was extra special, not just because I’m a very proud big sister.  The big event was … Continue reading

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