Life Got Flipped-Turned Upside Down

I don’t recognize myself anymore. I’m probably more surprised than anyone else about the things I do and say. And I don’t mean to say that the things I say and do are bad – they’re just not something I would have ever associated with me prior to now. Now… now my life is a free-for-all of emotions. I catch myself fake laughing before I … Continue reading Life Got Flipped-Turned Upside Down

Freelance Writing Opportunity

If you’ve stalked read my blog long enough then you’ll know that I’m desperate overly eager to get some of my work published under my pseudonym: Britta Hages. Up until now, all of my writing, both fiction and non-fiction, has been published with my real name in the byline. Which is great – awesome, even – after all, I’ll never forget what it felt like … Continue reading Freelance Writing Opportunity

Wayward Chickens Chasing Dreams

I was chatting on the phone with one of my friends today when she noticed that one of her chickens had gone rouge and escaped its pen. Now, I’m not one to pigeonhole other species, but it you’ve ever been by chickens then you know that they are the Jason Bournes of the bird world. Well… maybe not in intelligence but certainly in stealthiness. Think … Continue reading Wayward Chickens Chasing Dreams

Naked Trees & Spring Cleaning

For some reason, as I sit by my window, watching the world around me thaw out from another Midwestern winter, I can’t help but feel like a naked tree. It’s true that I purposely asked my mother for a random topic to blog about since my website is dangerously close to surpassing even a stagnate state. But even so, when she threw the not-so-creative “leafless … Continue reading Naked Trees & Spring Cleaning

Pawtographs and a Writing Plan

A while ago my dog, Woogie, had a cartoon caricature drawn of him by artist Char Reed. Her new book, Cartoon Animal Friends, was in the early stages of the publication process and she was looking for volunteers to submit animal pictures to be used as the inspiration for the step-by-step demonstrations in the book. Long story short, I submitted a little later than requested, … Continue reading Pawtographs and a Writing Plan

New Year’s Lightening Bugs

Today there are hundreds of New Year’s resolutions floating around the atmosphere, let alone plastered all over the Facebook universe. Some are backed by good intentions, lifelong desires, and even more from spur of the moment interests. Regardless of where these resolutions stem from, I can’t help but wonder what it would be like to bottle up all these grand expectations or wishful thoughts or … Continue reading New Year’s Lightening Bugs