Author: Dogwood Girl

A Few Things I know

My mama tells a good story. Coming from a long line of alcoholics makes for a much more interesting family history. Hearing that your distinguished ancestors broke their faces, pissed themselves, and liked to sing when they got drunk makes it feel like you are honoring them when you make an ass of yourself. You just don’t play the piano… Read more →

The Way We Were Made to Live

Went camping yesterday. It was the kids’ first trip. 28 degree low overnight. Trial by fire, Palmers always say. OJT, as Pop says. The leaves were completely at peak, and gorgeous. We went with some friends from the old neighborhood, and some of their friends, whom we had not met before, but they were all awesome. All of our kids… Read more →


I am still digesting the election and its outcome, but in the meantime, the following quote struck me as particularly apt this week. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain I will write about the election later, but i just want to do my thoughts on this… Read more →

Still Chugging Along

So, keeping up with my NaNoWriMo goals is definitely impacting my blogging. (Although it does not seem to have made any impact on my Facebooking.) But i am totally caught up on my word count so far, at day 6 of November. Yay me! Even if I weren’t to write another lick the rest of the month, the progress I… Read more →