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Holiday Hiatus

  • Posted on December 24, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Merry Christmas to all,
To all I wish good cheer;
Peace, love, hope, and faith,
To carry through ‘til next year!


  • Posted on June 25, 2011 at 8:46 PM

I will be offline for about a week as my new class starts up for the summer. Have fun!


  • Posted on April 9, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Purple Pen Writing Services is experiencing a heavy demand for my services, so I am going to have to take a break from blogging for a few weeks.  I will upload a new post and reconnect with all of the blogs I like to read starting April 22nd.

Ending the Hiatus

  • Posted on August 17, 2010 at 6:35 AM

It’s been a busy summer.  I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, launched a business, and started working on my Master’s degree.  I started two novels, a nonfiction book, and many shorter projects.  And, of course, I’m always trying to keep up with my boys.

Soon, Ben will be transitioning from the intensive to the post-intensive stage of Wisconsin’s autism waiver, which means more flexibility but fewer hours of therapy.  Willy is going to middle school, which is a point of anxiety and excitement.  Alex is still struggling with bouts of aggression, but has been much happier this summer.  There’s been considerable excitement, loudness, and activity all around.

Recently, my brother, my uncle, and their friend—along with a lot of local helpers—implemented a landscaping plan to address the leak in the basement.  Unfortunately, the only rain we’ve had since then was a big gusher—four and a half inches of rain in an hour and a half, but it rained for much longer than that—and it did not give us a clear idea of whether or not our efforts were successful.  The cleanup work is still not done, but I’m doing a little at a time.  The important thing is the system is in place and should work during a normal rainfall.  But, there is still a lot of rock and dirt to move.

Despite all the activity and all the good things that are going on, I have been struggling with depression.  Perhaps it would be more accurate to say “because of all the activity and all the good things that are going on, I’m struggling with depression.”  Each day there is more to do than I can possibly get done and I’ve tried for too long to do it all anyway.  Working on the landscape project was unavoidable—it’s my house and there wasn’t as much labor as we needed—but after that I let myself crash.  But I predicted that, so it’s all good.

I guess the point is that I’m back, but I’m still tired and still trying to get back to a manageable schedule.  But my to-do list is still over-full.  Hopefully I don’t work myself to a crash again this year, but that’s the risk of being me.


  • Posted on April 10, 2010 at 5:03 AM

I have been too busy preparing my business plan to post lately.  I apologize!

I have one more week to complete my business plan (as well as the work from my other class), and then I'll be back online.  I'll also be finished with my bachelor's degree!  Well, everything but the ceremony.

I anticipate getting a real post up on Wednesday, April 21.  See you then!