5 Feb 2016

Fear Friday: Wear Attention-Getting Pants

I am not a fashion risk-taker.

It’s true. My unbraveness even applies to my closet.

While I sometimes can get a bit kicky when it comes to tops (I’ve even been known to wear sequins! Like, on a weekday!), my pants and leggings and pretty much anything else I wear on my lower half come in exactly two […]

29 Jan 2016

Fear Friday: Turning Forty

It’s happened, you guys.

I’m forty.


And while people keep on telling me that it’s no big deal and that forty-is-the-new-twenty-six-and-a-half-minus-two-days, I’m just going to go ahead and admit that my transformation into middle-agedom descended upon me like a big pile of Depends undergarments this week.

Behold the evidence:

Every single […]

22 Jan 2016

Fear Friday: That Time I Told A Story In Front of 200 People in a Bar

After I bought my tickets for The Moth story slam in Detroit, I half-heartedly went about the business of preparing a story to tell.

In case you’re not an NPR-nerd and don’t know how The Moth works, this is basically what happens:

Two-hundred-some people show up at a venue. A very small percentage of those people […]

13 Nov 2015

Fear Friday: Go to a Writer’s Conference

Hey folks, I’m starting something new on this blog today: Fear Friday! The idea is that each week (or so) I’ll do something I’m a little bit afraid of (or a lot bit afraid of) and I’ll write about it. And seeing as I’m pretty much afraid of EVERYTHING, I’m thinking this is going to give […]

13 Aug 2015

Mitten List: Pictured Rocks Boat Cruise

If you’re planning on seeing the Pictured Rocks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you need to do it by boat, as these uniquely marked, sandstone cliffs are only really visible from the water.

And you should TOTALLY plan on seeing the Pictured Rocks. Not only are they stunning, but also you’ll get to confuse and […]