Rumination On and a Promise to Change

I haven't written anything here in 7 months. And I have to tell you I really just got stuck. Seven months ago I started on the Manson murders (only part 1 sadly) and then the creative spark fizzled. It was no longer important to me to research some facts about a murder that you can … Continue reading Rumination On and a Promise to Change


Charles Manson, Part 1

Every time I think of a cult I think of the Manson Family. There are other, more scary and very real cults out there but the Manson Family always comes to mind. As a teenager, I remember one of Manson's parole hearings making national news. I'll never forget that old haggard, gray-haired man shuffling around … Continue reading Charles Manson, Part 1

Big Girl Resolutions

When I was younger, at the start of each year, I used to make all sorts of resolutions. I had been making them since I was probably 12 or 13. My dad felt that making resolutions was important - or at least he led me to believe this. As a teenager, my resolutions were typically … Continue reading Big Girl Resolutions

The BEST Apple Pie

Disclaimer: This is actually my dad's recipe. But, truly, Dad knows best with this one. Also, didn't take a picture of the cooled pie until AFTER we ate some of it. Whoops. This apple pie is so simple - 5 ingredients - and I have never had better pie than this. It's even made with … Continue reading The BEST Apple Pie

The Hillside Stranglers

Part 2 I've been so tired lately. I get the kids to bed and either end up there myself by 9 or end up asleep on the couch. It's sad. I'm old. How did I get to this point? In college, I'd stay up all night studying or writing an eight page paper. I'd go … Continue reading The Hillside Stranglers

The Hillside Stranglers

Part 1 People throw the term serial killer around. Did you ever notice? Well, maybe not. Because, I guess you have to be talking about murder to be talking about serial killers. And, really, only certain groups of people are talking about murder - those who like to talk about murder, those who are obsessed … Continue reading The Hillside Stranglers

Breastfeeding – you devil

I'm tired. It's my own fault, really. I stay up too late watching the new Netflix Amanda Knox documentary or trying to finish a dang blog post for you. Then, I try to do crazy things like yoga at 5:30AM. If you want to make a sane person insane, remove sleep from their life. I'm … Continue reading Breastfeeding – you devil