• Homework: Weeping, Wailing & Nashing of the Teeth

     The fifth circle (Anger) by Stradanus via Wikipedia I like helping.  I enjoy helping.  I derive satisfaction from helping.  However, seldom does homework fall under this category for me.  One would think it would.  It does not.  In our house it’s often a knock-down, drag-out fight involving a lot of shouting–sometimes from me.  Lots of weeping and wailing and spinning of the wheels–I also gnash my teeth.  The amount of resistance I encounter on some nights could power a small village and still have reserves.  Afterschool in our house can be compared to a scene from The Inferno.  Did I mention that I feel like weeping, wailing and gnashing my teeth?   …

  • So, how did I get here? (Talking Heads, anyone?)

    I’m just wrapping up a fantastic online course, DIY PR offered by The Crafty Chica, aka Kathy Cano-Murillo.  You can find out about her on either of her sites: or  This course has pushed me to write miscellaneous thoughts in a more public forum and forced me to really think about what I feel is important.  My bio is a product of her course.  She’s provided tons of valuable information—especially for those who have products or services they want to sell or just want to get their word out.  I snuck myself into the course (I paid, of course, but here are all these artists…) because I love her and she’s a…

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