Back to School, Boundaries, and the Search for Balance

“The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.” –final stanza of Maya Angelou’s poem, “Caged Bird”   A few months ago, my boys and I agreed to take care of a friend’sContinue reading “Back to School, Boundaries, and the Search for Balance”

Using Distraction for Good

Distraction: /di strakshen/ n: something that diverts attention, something that interferes with concentration or takes attention away from something else. This week, I’ve worked very hard at creating and polishing the synopsis for a novel. It’s been great fun (because I love this stuff!), but also was difficult considering the distractions thrown my way. WeContinue reading “Using Distraction for Good”