Avily Jerome

Jury Duty

Jury Duty

My husband is at jury duty today. He mentioned it to a client whose computer he was working on yesterday, and the client immediately began commiserating. My husband responded with, “I’m actually looking forward to it.” His summons actually came at a pretty good time for him. Since he works for a school, his summer […]

Proof of Faith

Proof of Faith

I haven’t blogged the last two weeks, because I was out of town. My family and I drove from Phoenix to Portland, OR, to visit my husband’s family. It was a really nice visit, but it was long, and I’m glad to be home now. While we were there, my husband had the opportunity to […]

That’s Not How Advertising Works

That’s Not How Advertising Works

You know how when you’re watching TV, you see the same ad at least eleven thousand times? And how if you’re watching something online, you get the same commercial two or three times in a row sometimes? The internet has made it easy for advertisers with data tracking. If you look up shoes, you automatically […]

Big Girls Cry

Big Girls Cry

An image scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed the other day. It was a picture of an overweight woman, hanging upside-down by her legs on a stripper pole and crunching up, presumably working her abs. Next to her picture, as a comparison, was a picture of a plump rotisserie chicken on a spit. The caption read, […]

I’m Not Old Enough For This

I’m Not Old Enough For This

Over the past few months, I’ve been helping plan my church’s women’s retreat. Usually we have several volunteers (of whom I have been one for many years) who all help with organizing the details. Usually the head of women’s ministry takes care of a lot of the nitty-gritty and behind-the-scenes details. Not so much this […]

Piffle and Other Funny Words

Piffle and Other Funny Words

Did you ever notice how some some words just sound ridiculous? Or how some people hate some words, despite the total legitimacy of the word. I’m not talking about irritating, non-words like irregardless and supposively, but genuine words. For example, I know a lot of people hate the word moist. It’s a real word. It […]

Hybrid Authors

Hybrid Authors

When you’re a writer, at some point you have to face the decision about whether to self-publish or pursue traditional publishing. There are pros and cons to both routes, so it really depends on both the author and the book itself what the best option is. For some, that may be an easy decision. For […]