The Struggle Was Real – Dealing with Infertility and PCOS


I matured early as a child. By ten, I had boobs and by eleven my period had arrived. Throughout my teens I never kept track of my menstrual cycles as some of my classmates did, it came when it came and usually lasted a week or two. I had the sense then to think what…

Books into Movies: Everything You Need to Know Part 2


Originally posted on Ask the Agent:
Today we are continuing our interview with John Marlow, author of Make Your Story a Movie: Adapting Your Book or Idea for Hollywood. We are discussing the mechanics of the Hollywood dealmaking process as it applies to book adaptions.  If you want even more information about this subject, I highly…

Robin Williams Joins Comedy Giants Who Died Too Soon


Mine and my husband’s favorite comedian. There are no words to express the sense of loss we feel about this wonderful man. The world was a better place for him living in it, particularly during a time that we have film and video, so he may continue to live on, and our children’s children will…

Remembering Robin Williams


Originally posted on TED Blog:
Robin Williams hijacks the TED2008 stage before the BBC World Debate. Photo: Andrew Heavens It’s 2008, moments before a BBC broadcast live from the stage at TED. But something’s gone wrong. The house lights are still up, the camera ops are looking at one another, official-looking folks are wandering at…

Over-Population? Sustainability? Climate Change?


Goodness gracious, seems it’s been a while! I guess when you finally decide to do one thing, a million other things decide to occur at the same time.  Of course, being a procrastinator, this does serve a purpose.  Just one more thing to say I’m going to get to.  In the past couple of weeks…

The Power of Living


Having had a few near brushes with death, particularly the one I wrote about earlier, I came to reflect on my life. I almost drowned a three times, once in the bathtub when I was about six years old, and twice in the ocean in my ‘tween years when waves knocked me over and under…

An Inspiring Day


Today was quite a wonderful day! I was just in a really great mood all day, I had a spark of genius, and I laughed.  A lot.  It started early on today when I received an email invitation to participate in an teleconference over the weekend.  Ordinarily this might cause trepidation, but the subject matter…

Am I A Book Butterfly?


I was the kid who always was immersed in a book, as books were my haven. Didn’t matter what kind of book. I would read romance novels, mysteries, thrillers, non-fiction, encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, newspapers and magazines. I had no preference. When I was very little, I even remember eating the corners of the pages of…

♫Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head♫


I woke up this morning feeling a bit grumpy.  I suspect it was related some bad feelings I experienced just before I fell asleep last night.  Anywhere on social media there are always these images and memes reminding you that “No can make you feel inferior without your consent” or “Don’t let others steal your…

Finding Time to Keep on Task


I’ve noticed that whenever I decide to embark upon a new project, it seems as though the universe conspires to push as many obstacles as possible in my way.  Bad weather, special work projects, family responsibilities,  invitations to go out, the Winter Olympics, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge, the Internet, Facebook,  anything really, that gets me…