Book Review: “The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall” by Chris Dolley

P. G. Wodehouse is one of my favorite authors. I love his witty dialogue, quirky characters, and how messy his storylines get before all the seemingly superfluous information comes into play to give you a satisfying ending. I frequently compare them to murder mysteries: you have to pay attention or you'll miss out on all... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson

All the preparations for Little Baby's arrival have been putting me on edge, so I'm thankful for books that help me unwind and make me laugh. Bill Bryson's The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain was one of those books. Bryson was born and raised in Iowa. He married an English woman, and has been... Continue Reading →

The Trouble with Technology

Even if I wasn't a writer by profession, one of my wifely duties to my seminary attending husband would be to help proofread his papers. When you've spent hours pouring over a document, you tend to miss those little things (the the "of" that should be "if") that a second pair of eyes will always... Continue Reading →

Just A Frustrated Genius

The real problem is that nobody appreciates genius when they read it! Okay I lied, but I still said that to comfort myself when most people believed that the anonymous letter I sent them was from my 9-year-old sister-in-law, Bethany. Granted, the letter was completely random, but still, even though I purposely misspelled egregious, how... Continue Reading →

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Why, you may ask me, would I take a picture of a port-o-potty? That is an excellent question. I'm not much of a photographer, but normally I confine my photo snapping to people and nature, not Tardis shaped bathrooms. No, the reason I took this photo was because the little sign on the door amused me.... Continue Reading →

“Replace All”

Autocorrect. Spellcheck. Tab stops. Cut and paste. These are a few of the little things in word processing that are a mixed bag of blessings and curses. They may help us if we perpetually misspell “disease” but sometimes they may cause us to accidentally send a text to our mother to inform her that Dad’s... Continue Reading →

Mani/Pedi

Ahhhhhhhh…pedicures…where to begin? How about a cold winters day with a good friend? Tara: You know what? We need some ME time. Do you like pedicures? Me: Sure Tara: Want to go next week? Me: Sure Now I wasn’t lying, I DO like pedicures. I usually splurge and go once or twice a year during... Continue Reading →

The Ancient Willow

A while back, I wrote up a post entitled What Good is a Roll Without Butter? about my dear brother-in-law Jonathan and how we composed a poem over the course of two days via text message. Another while back, my husband, brother-in-law, and I were out on a jaunt in the little ol' white Honda, and composed... Continue Reading →

Amazing Alliteration Adventures: Act I

“Three thespians.” Sally slowly slid sideways, unsecuring her seatbelt. “These perplexing puzzles are positively peculiar.” She sighed. “This murderer’s MO might make most actors migrate.” “Chief will be chuffed,” Sybil sneered. “He hates histrionics.” Sally shook her head. “He despises depravity deeper and the paperwork pisses him.” Wilma waved from the walkway. “Detectives,” she said.... Continue Reading →

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