This is my new favorite expression.  When I guiltily watch episodes of “Say Yes to the Dress”  the bridal consultant tells  his associate to “jack up” the bride to close the sale. This consists of putting on jewelry, a veil and giving her hair an upsweep. Suddenly, the bride is transformed and the dress seems […]

September 24, 2010

JACK IT UP! In WRITING, MOTHERHOOD AND LIFE

Ah, Sunday has arrived. I am celebrating since “The Tantric Principle” has been completed – now onward to revisons before shipping to the editor. Here is a quick excerpt  from the beginning.  “Wouldn’t want to see you…needy.”  She cursed herself the moment the words left her lips.  The thread of fire that always pulsed between […]

September 19, 2010

Six Sentence Sundays…

We are all born with expectations. Expectations of how our life should be. Expectations of how people should act and what to expect.  The dictionary defines this term as:–noun. 1. the act or the state of expecting: to wait in expectation. 2. the act or state of looking forward or anticipating. 3. an expectant mental […]

September 17, 2010

Expectations of a Mom and a Writer…

Trying something different. Every Sunday I will post six sentences from a piece of my work. Here is a quickie from my new novella “The Tantric Principle” – unpublished as of yet but almost ready to go to the publisher. Arianna Devlin took a moment from her relaxed stance to curse fluently.  Well-versed in standard […]

September 12, 2010

Six Sentence Sunday…

Dear Jake…  Tomorrow you begin kindergarten.  It’s late. I’m working on my computer, IPod blasting in my ear, while your father watches Whale Wars on television, his favorite object tattooed to his hand (the remote). The house is relatively quiet, and all I can think about is in a few hours I will be putting […]

September 7, 2010

Dear Jake…