Kavanaugh’s Alleged Attempted Sexual Assault

Well, I’ve tried to avoid the Kavanaugh alleged attempted sexual assault for a few reasons. It’s time for me to address it because it takes a very important subject and thrusts it into the limelight…for political gain. Read the whole post and think carefully for yourself. Be objective.  Who Am I to Issue an Opinion? No one, really….except that: I am a survivor of child … Continue reading Kavanaugh’s Alleged Attempted Sexual Assault

Critiquing Joan Didion in High School Turned Me Into a Copywriter

So, most of my regular readers know my primary bread and butter is non-fiction writing and editing. I write a lot in the legal tech / law office management space, business / law / criminal justice educational arenas, and I do a lot of editing. I’d like to think that I’ve done just fine for myself from the professional perspective. I mean, think about the number of people who say they want to work from home as a writer of some sort versus the number of people doing it. Continue reading “Critiquing Joan Didion in High School Turned Me Into a Copywriter”

Scheduling Strategies for Freelance / Work from Home Beginners

I saw what had to be the stupidest conversation on Twitter yesterday. It talked about how people in other cultures don’t understand why Americans who are self-employed tend to stick to a more traditional schedule of 9 to 5…and how those people make fun of that. They’ve forgotten a couple of key components of scheduling strategies that remain the same regardless of where you live in the world: Continue reading “Scheduling Strategies for Freelance / Work from Home Beginners”

The Ugly: Sometimes Shit Just Doesn’t Work Right

I woke up in a great mood. I felt well-rested (rarity). I bopped along through my morning routine knowing full well that I had a day full of shit that must be done. It’s Tuesday…so not only is there client work (probably a good 12 hours of it and here I am blogging at noon…) and some stuff that we needed to do that couldn’t wait. (Some of that is already done and wasn’t really a big deal. When you work from home, you learn to make it…well, work.)

So, how did I go from virtual bliss to a raging dragon? Well…since you asked…  Continue reading “The Ugly: Sometimes Shit Just Doesn’t Work Right”

Florida High School Shooting

So, I was gonna just keep my mouth shut about the most recent school shooting involving a former high school student who was able to blend in after he shot almost 20 people. Why would I, a mother, not want to weigh in? Because people do not listen.  There are factors that most people tend to ignore because they are too busy playing armchair lawyer, armchair policymaker, and armchair expertContinue reading “Florida High School Shooting”