New York is Not My Home

Three days to spend. Two of them flying. One in and one out. The other to meet with lawyers and put mother's house up for sale. I'm almost through. I spent so much time there last year people were beginning to think I was gone for good. My husband even began to wonder. Honestly, I [...]

the year that did not kill me

I've been writing and rewriting, wanting to sum up 2015 for you guys, and for myself to no avail. Word picture: Me, butt in chair, staring at a computer screen and eating potato chips, for hours.  That and drinking massive amounts of coffee. Then going outside in our forever summer to smoke. I know, smoking [...]

Make Your Own Sunshine

"Rather than trying to steal someone else’s sunshine, we should go and find our own."  I've seen this cartoon make it's rounds on Facebook more than once. I love it. I don't believe in looking for happiness in someone else's family. It isn't there. If they'll cheat with you, they will cheat on you 9 [...]

When you are too Google Friendly.

Have you ever Googled yourself? It's creepy. Granted not as creepy as the time some crazy chick googled "deana is a cheating redhead" and landed on my blog. Still. I am far too Google Friendly. As a comic that can be a good thing. IF Google picked up the right hat. Google doesn't always do that though. [...]

There are no buckets on my bucket list

We promised our son we'd take him fishing for his 21st birthday. We drove 12 hours from Tulsa to Galveston to do it. I got to the marina in the morning and asked the first mate where the facilities were on the boat.  He said if you open this door in the front of the [...]

Daring to dream without getting shot is not easy.

I've been down with this broken leg since October. That's a lot of time to think. I am learning a lot really. Living in a small town doesn’t mean you have to live small. Dare to dream and don’t burn bridges, you may need to cross them some day. If you are going to live [...]