Reflection on Changing Landscapes

Reflection on Changing Landscapes

As we move from summer to autumn, changes appear all around us. We notice changes in tree colors, smells in the air, cooler temperatures, and the length of days. We even note changes in how our bodies feel.

A larger scope allows us to see larger and often destructive changes all around us. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and raging wildfires across our country left much destruction. In our treatment of each other, we sense the destruction of community.

Why I Chose Squarespace Over WordPress

Why I Chose Squarespace Over WordPress

Decisions are never easy, and decision making is not one of my favorite things. Likely most of us would rather avoid making choices or decisions.

After thoughtful consideration, a review of finances and costs, and use of time, I spent about three weeks hands-on determining whether to stay with WordPress or move to Squarespace.

Status Update...and a Favor to Ask

Status Update...and a Favor to Ask

On this next Sunday, August 6th, it will have been two months since my last post here. During that time, I've had surgery, am in my eighth week of recovery, and have managed to recover from sticker shock at the medical bills we now have to pay.

The best news is my pain level is vastly diminished, and my surgeon released me last week to return to normal activities. That release came with a disclaimer. My surgeon's expectations are that I will use common sense and previous experience with back surgeries to keep my activities within reason.

Stepping Away for Awhile

Stepping Away for Awhile

Beginning Friday, June 9th, I will be stepping away from this blog, my book review blog, and social media as I recover from surgery. During my time away, I'm hoping to regain strength and energy lost during my 18 month battle with chronic pain resulting from a fall in January 2016. I'm also hoping to take advantage of the quiet time to work toward completion of my memoir and ready it for publishing.

When I return, or perhaps before, I may propose some topics for blog posts and ask for your input on what you'd like to see and read here.

Cautionary Tale for All Web Site Owners and Bloggers

Cautionary Tale for All Web Site Owners and Bloggers

Before I begin my cautionary tale, I must warn you it is lengthy but it's a story I feel strongly I must share. Also, in my story I mention my site host, BlueHost, for whom I am an affiliate. If you should use the link provided below and decide to buy a hosting service from BlueHost, I will receive a percentage of the sales price but it in no way impacts the price you pay.

Nothing Like Normal: Surviving a Sibling's Schizophrenia by Martha Graham-Waldon | Memoir Review

Nothing Like Normal: Surviving a Sibling's Schizophrenia by Martha Graham-Waldon | Memoir Review

What if you woke up one day, living with a family member who had changed into an entirely different person? What if she were an older sibling you had always admired and strived to be like? And what if you were an insecure preteen when it all started? What would that do to your life?