Then and now

My high school reunion is this weekend. 25 years. A quarter of a century. A long, long time ago in a place right around the corner from where I now live. (Apparently you CAN go home again.) Hubs and I had fun at my 20th. We drank, we mingled, some pranksters switched their senior photo... Continue Reading →

Happy Camper

I love camping. Fresh air, campfires, afternoon naps in the sun. The blissful escape from routine. Back in the days before kids, hubs and I camped all over the state. We weren’t very adept when we started out—on our first trip we forgot pillows and other essentials and had to drive to a nearby mega... Continue Reading →

Caravan of Composition turns ONE!

Happy Blogiversary to me! A little over ten years ago, on my oldest son's second birthday, I started a blog. We had recently moved back to Buffalo after living all over the country, and I had that "new mom who wants to talk about her kid all the time" thing going on. Also, CAKE. My... Continue Reading →

Dog days

Happy summer everyone!! Back in my teaching days, the end of June meant two months of sleeping in, but now that I work over the summer, it's more about the shifting of routines. Instead of heading off to school, the boys head off to camp. We still have to get up, make lunches, and get... Continue Reading →

Different kinds of smart

Oh, technology. I want to embrace you, but sometimes you frustrate me so. Today's mission: forward progress on the whole marketing thing. Let's start with updating the blog. Link all of my accounts together. Easy-peasy. Or not. There may have been some yelling and shaking of fists. Possibly a curse word or two. I think... Continue Reading →

Accept the Mission

Monday after my favorite annual conference: I AM EXTREMELY PUMPED TO DO ALL THE WRITERLY THINGS!! Also: SO MUCH LAUNDRY!! This year's Pennwriters Conference theme was Mission Possible. I drove down with one of my writer friends and we had an amazing weekend. We hung out with other writer friends, made new connections, and learned... Continue Reading →

Week three of camp: Balance

Total word count this week: 504 words. Grand total after three weeks: 2492 words. Perhaps I should have made my goal a teeny bit lower. I've made peace with my need to set the bar higher than reasonable. Have I learned my lesson? Maybe. Ask me again in July when the next session of camp... Continue Reading →

The story behind the seven

Recently a friend on social media tagged me in a post about books. It asked to post the covers of seven books I loved over the course of seven days. No review of any sort or an explanation as to why I loved them. Just the covers. BOOKS? I'm in. NO EXPLANATION? You're killing me,... Continue Reading →

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