Random Things

Traveling With Tolkien Part One

Traveling With Tolkien Part One

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

What Matters

What Matters

If anything good has come out of the events of the past few weeks, it’s that I’ve taken the time to think about race. My world has been pretty homogeneous. I went to a mostly white grade school. My middle school and high school was rural, almost totally white, with a bit of a racist […]

Exercising GEKE Style

I’m up for anything that will get me and/or my family moving. We’ve been wanting to take our kids geocaching. My daughter went with her grandparents and had fun. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’m sure we’ll end up doing it a few times this summer and fall. This […]

My Hero

My Hero

I don’t often re-blog posts, but when I do they’re about my husband. This post is an updated version of one I did two years ago pre-NAF. Since it focused mostly on heroes I read then, this one is all but brand-new. This picture was taken 17 years ago today (Sunday). The day I married my […]

Nashville Trip

Nashville Trip

I went to a book signing for the first time on Saturday. My friend, Amy Brock McNew, was signing at a Barnes and Noble in Nashville so my siblings and I decided to take a day trip. I’m a dangerous driver so I was more than happy to let my brother drive. We survived so […]

Packing For Your Writing Conference

Packing For Your Writing Conference

We have about seven weeks until Realm Makers. That’s a scary and exciting thought. Is anyone else still trying to pull everything together for the pitching sessions? Yeah, me too. Is anyone else starting to pack? Ok, I’m not necessarily packing right now but I am getting some of my stuff together. On that note, […]

I Have My Reasons

I Have My Reasons

I read Me Before You last summer. It broke me. I wanted to throw my Kindle across the room or cry. So naturally I want to see the movie. Why? Because this movie makes me want to save lives. Because people need to know their lives are worth living. Because suicide (whether assisted or by one’s own […]