When The Girls Go South

I've been spending time playing with paint, paper and scissors which will play hell with my upcoming deadline. Because Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest aren't big enough Time Sucks in my life. So before I throw myself into a Writing on Deadline Frenzy, here's what I've been working on. It was inspired by a column about… Continue reading When The Girls Go South


Coming Clean

As my mother and I watched TV one night in the early 70s, I never suspected that the Flip Wilson Show would change my life. As we tuned in and adjusted the foil-covered rabbit ears, the fuzzy image on screen became clear. It was Helen Reddy belting out I Am Woman, the anthem that encouraged a newly… Continue reading Coming Clean

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Mommy Needs A Drink – Part Deux

My Friday?  Surgery to fix Older Boy's broken nose.  Check.  Doctor visit to examine Younger Boy's ankle in cast - referral to orthopedic surgeon. Check.  The Husband, who also blew out a calf muscle last week playing basketball with Younger Boy, down for the count with stomach flu. Check. Mommy needs a drink. Only I… Continue reading Mommy Needs A Drink – Part Deux


It’s Here!

Sometimes you just get Huck Finned into doing something.  And in this case, I'm glad I did.  Because really, who gets to laugh for two solid months at their job? Huck, I mean my boss and General Manager of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Nick Ehli, asked if I was interested in working on a project compiling… Continue reading It’s Here!


Sock it to Me

With the kids finally back to school, the pressing question during the morning rush is "Mom, where are my socks?" One of my house rules is - if you don't put it in the laundry basket, it doesn't get washed. I wash your dirty clothes, I'm not going to look for them too.  I bought plenty… Continue reading Sock it to Me


It’s Golden Baby!

The big day in 1960 Some events are so big, so noteworthy that they deserve not only a blog post but a column to commemorate the occasion. I am speaking, of course, of the major milestone reached by my parents this month - 50 years of marriage. So here's the column I wrote in honor… Continue reading It’s Golden Baby!