We are natural, but we've forgotten.
I woke up this morning excited for the day. Then reality happened.
Two things for y'all today (hopefully you'll get something of value from at least one of them!): 1. At a meeting for a large and beloved annual town festival, I gave a committee report to a room full of influential townspeople I don't know, as my face flamed (my co-chair, a native, always gives the … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: January 28, 2019
Every year for the past five years or so, in the final weeks of December, I've chosen a word for the following year. My "word of the year" (you've probably seen the concept in a dozen places by now) encompasses a trait or a goal or something else that I hope will serve as a … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: December 17, 2018
Welcome to my "virtual front porch," y'all.
Looking into the future amidst the chilling November winds...
An unhinged train conductor increases speed well past safety...
Today I had my first book signing (nobody really tells you that any "firsts" as an adult pretty much come with a side of terror/quaking in one's boots -- and yes, those were literal boots for me today because Texas). I found the prospect terrifying, yes -- but it goes well with 2018's theme of … Continue reading Baby’s Firsts (Boldly), and a Word about Accessibility
Telling someone you're a writer is always quite the experience...
It's here!! It's really happening! The book I thought I'd have out in January of this year (darn you, 2017) got sidetracked by a death and another loss on its heels. I was going to wait and submit for actual publication in a few days, so my book would land in 2018...but then I thought, … Continue reading It’s HERE! (Also: Big Bites)