Happy Thanksgiving!

Ciao, amici! Today, in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving. As I grew up, I was taught that it's a day to count our blessings and show our gratitude for what we have, not lament the things we don't. I have two amazing kids that continually impress me with their strength, intelligence, kindness, and compassion. … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Author Inspiration and Last Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! This is Thanksgiving week here in the United States, and as you're reading this, I'm either preparing or lying in bed thinking about everything I have to do. Or maybe I'm finally sleeping, exhausted with all that's going on.  But I don't mind at all. My family will all be together for the … Continue reading Author Inspiration and Last Week’s Writing Links

Post-Thanksgiving Review

So, Thanksgiving has come and gone. I hope yours was wonderful. We had a fabulous day. My daughter told me she was staying at school, but she and her brother schemed to get her here as a surprise to me, so the four of us were together. Talk about thankful! The only way it could … Continue reading Post-Thanksgiving Review

With Gratitude…

I'm not sure how it got here so fast, but it's Thanksgiving week here in the US. I swear we just celebrated ringing in 2017, and now 2018 is around the corner. Halloween through New Year's Day always blows by in a whirlwind for me, and this year is no different. I won't be online … Continue reading With Gratitude…

A Month of Gratitude

Happy November! Yes, I'm a smidge late with the greeting. By the time this posts, I'll be close to a week late. What can I say? It's been a rough year. Better late than never. I just wanted to take a quick second and fill you all in on what's going on. November is NaNoWriMo … Continue reading A Month of Gratitude

What I’m Thankful For

When I was young, I hated Thanksgiving. I mean, I loved the time off school, but I felt like I was celebrating a huge deception. The Native Americans saved the European colonists, and in exchange, we took everything from them. Truth be told, it still bothers me. But as I grow older, I grow more … Continue reading What I’m Thankful For

Giving Thanks for the Spiritual

It’s time to wrap up the giving thanks posts. For new readers, I’ll recap quickly. Drawing inspiration from a friend of mine, I’m writing posts all month about things I’m thankful for. She does daily Facebook posts. I’m doing weekly blog posts. I’ve divided mine into categories: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. This is week … Continue reading Giving Thanks for the Spiritual

Giving Thanks for the Emotional

It’s week three. If you’ve been following along, you know I’m emulating an idea a friend of mine gave me, and instead of doing daily brief posts on Facebook, I’m doing weekly posts here on my blog, discussing things I’m thankful for. (A regular reader got me hooked on the daily #ThankfulNovember tweets, as well.) … Continue reading Giving Thanks for the Emotional

Giving Thanks for the Physical

One of my dearest friends from college does something that I’ve always admired (but never managed to emulate) in November. In honor of Thanksgiving, she does a post on Facebook every single day of the month and lists something she’s grateful for. She doesn’t go into detail, and it’s not always something earth-shattering, but for … Continue reading Giving Thanks for the Physical

Holiday or Heritage? Will You Fight for Cultural Cognizance?

I just read an article called “Columbus Day To Native American Day? CA Assemblyman Roger Hernandez Introduces Bill AB 55” by Anna Almendrala. In it, she discusses the possibility that Columbus Day will be replaced by a holiday called Native American Day in California. With us celebrating Martin Luther King Day today, and with Black … Continue reading Holiday or Heritage? Will You Fight for Cultural Cognizance?