I Shall Return

A few minutes after the finish line, and I'm still alive!!

A few minutes after the finish line, and I’m still alive!!

I know, I know.  I have not posted a darn thing of interest all month.  But things have been a little more hectic than usual between all the bases being covered.  But two great things to report

1 – I started seriously writing my next book, which will be YA/Middle Grade with a working title of ‘Don’t Call Me Poundcake.”  More details this weekend.  I am very ready to start this new writing adventure and can’t wait to share it with you all.

2 – I finished my first 5K Race this past July 3rd at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro Massachusetts, home of the New England Patriots, and now, me.  I almost croaked in the pounding 90 degree heat as we ran around the stadium, up every ramp and then down every ramp in the darn thing, but I made it, thanks to these 49-year-old legs and tons of support from all of my friends and family.  Here is a survival pick of Jeremy and me after the race.

Love to All and I will be catching up with my blog posting and reading this weekend.

Trying to Process What Happened in Boston with Pickle and Mr. Rogers

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Trying to Process What Happened in Boston.

Some beautiful thoughts from someone close to the source.  Well done, Joy…

One of the most beautiful thoughts in this post comes from someone I always loved, but is no longer with us.  Now I know why I loved him so as a little girl – and as a not so little girl.

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me: ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” ~Mr. Rogers

Happy Labor Day Today- Perhaps Not Then

Factory Girls and Boys.

Finding this blog post is the best way I can think of to end Labor Day 2012.  A terrible slice of our country’s history, and one we’ve learned from, though many countries still have not caught on.  Takes “Suffer the little children” too close to home- especially for New Englanders.

Check out the photos- this is just really well done.