A Stop On the ‘My Writing Process’ Blog Tour
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A Stop On the ‘My Writing Process’ Blog Tour

A few weeks ago my friend Natalie Dietz Raines invited me to be a part of this “blog tour.” This was the first time I’d heard of this kind of blog tour and I was really inspired by the topic and the idea of “my writing process.” To be honest, until I got this invitation, it’s the writing that’s occupying my thoughts, not really the process. Plus, it has the word “tour” in it. Sign me up! Continue reading

Wish You Were Here: Postcards I Never Sent
Tips / Travel

Wish You Were Here: Postcards I Never Sent

I love postcards. I love picking them out, finding just the right image for the right person. I love writing them, figuring out how much will fit into the blank space, judging how much of a story I can tell without running out of room. I love the idea that, in this day of email and Facebook posts and Instagram, I can send a brightly colored card from wherever I happen to be and, hopefully, make the recipient happy that they opened their mailbox that day. I know I’m always happy when I receive one. Continue reading

The List #22: Bagging a 14er
The List / Tips / Travel / United States

The List #22: Bagging a 14er

If you live in Colorado, climbing a 14er seems like a rite of passage that everyone has experienced. Sure, the fit guys and girls that also run marathons and kayaked down the Colorado River have checked off that particular activity, but it’s not just them. The elderly gentlemen sitting down the bar from you? Yep, he just climbed one last weekend. The hyper child running around in WalMart? Yep, she skipped up one the other day. Even the dogs have climbed a 14er.

At least, that’s what it seemed like to me. Continue reading