Lost In Translation

My very first digital camera came straight from Japan and all factory settings were in Japanese.  There were no English instructions.  I saved the Japanese instructions because there were pictures.  Pictures that told me how to use (or not use) my new camera.  Let me translate.


“9/11/01: It is 11:53 p.m. … I am feeling so numb, I can’t even cry.” It was around 9 AM on a gorgeous, sunny Tuesday.  I was driving on Route 5 west of Williamsburg, on my way class at VCU.  As part of my usual routine, I was listening to the local morning radio program … Continue reading

Branching Out On The Interwebs!

In the past two weeks I’ve been able to reach out further with my writing. StorkNet, a pregnancy and parenting website, has chosen to follow my pregnancy as one of their featured pregnancy journals.  These entries are basically the same as the content found on my other WordPress blog.  Sometimes I do a little editing … Continue reading

One’s Mans Trash, Another Man’s Hoard

It’s incredible, the amount of junk a normal person can accumulate over the years.  I’m not talking about “Hoarders”-style piles of collectibles, trash and/or cat feces and dead cat bodies clutter.  Just your every day “I might use this later” clutter.  Thanks to our most recent big news, I’ve been on a house cleaning and … Continue reading

Demon Cat

For the past four nights, my sleep has been disrupted by the sounds of monumental cat fights.  The first night it happened, I sat up in bed at 3 AM, wide awake, goosebumps on my arms and legs.  The cries I heard were unlike any cat sounds I’ve heard in this house before.  I was … Continue reading