Originally posted 2016-07-01 12:00:29. ~ The Independent Woman ~   I am an independent woman, I don’t need you to hold the door! I am an independent woman, I don’t need you to open the jar! I am an independent woman, I don’t need your help to move! I am an independent woman, I don’t…

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Originally posted 2016-06-10 17:00:20. The dance begins with a whoosh of flame to the sound of drums. My soul awakens with the heat, with the gasp from the small crowd that gather like gnats to a lantern. It is warm tonight. For the first time in awhile I dance in little more than the necessary…

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Originally posted 2016-04-22 12:00:16. Previously published here! Now brought to you via podcast reading. Enjoy! Listen to the show here: Direct Download or Site link Or follow the Geeks and Geeklets podcast network on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting sites!

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Originally posted 2016-04-08 12:00:53. “I will say this, you certainly know what you’re doing,” Dr. Loehr turned to me from the telescope. We had been learning celestial coordinates and locating stars. I didn’t want to point out that I had been doing this for years on my own, staring up at the night sky. I…

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Originally posted 2016-03-25 08:00:37. “What do you think, love, should we go for longer limbs or more of a muscular frame?” A young bride giggled. “Aww, look how cute the fingers look on this one!” “It looks fine to me,” the husband replied, making eye contact with their consultant as his wife turned page after…

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Originally posted 2016-03-13 17:00:00. I was out shopping last night with one of my best girlfriends. She made a comment to me that at one time made me feel bittersweet. “I can by my full crazy self with you.” This made me happy because it means she’s comfortable enough that she’s not afraid of hiding…

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Originally posted 2016-03-11 12:00:13. A runway carves down the stairs and out into the arena where the captive audience waits. Behind the scenes, a flurry of activity unfolds as clothing is draped, assessed, and claimed. “Where’s my blue barrett?” A girl’s voice shrieks until the item is found among other accessories. It is the big…

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Originally posted 2016-02-19 12:00:48.   Memories of Hope ♦ A   belief   in   the   future,   visions  of   life a   promise   of  dreams,  love,  and  family preserved in the bonds of husband and wife within   the     strong     walls     of     stability ♦ A dream of giggles…

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Originally posted 2016-02-14 08:00:24. “What are you giving up for Lent?” How many times have I heard this in my Christian life- probably every year since I was five (give or take college years).  As a kid, I wanted to say “I’m giving up homework!” “I’m giving up candy!” or “I’m giving up my N64.”…

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Originally posted 2016-02-12 12:00:31. The peace found in a steaming cup of herbal tea on a midwinter morning simply can’t be matched. Cara took the cup in her hands, melting icicles back into fingers as she admired the snow-covered trees from the safety of her kitchen. Snow brought back silent memories as it fell, and…

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Originally posted 2016-01-29 12:00:52. Where was I? Why me specifically? You can ask anyone over the age of 20, and they’ll tell you where they were the day Yellowstone opened the gates of Hell. But, since you asked politely and seem too young to remember yourself, I’ll tell you. I was sitting in the pub…

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Originally posted 2016-01-01 12:30:48. Previously published here! Now brought to you via podcast reading. Enjoy! Listen to the show here: Direct Download or Site link Or follow the Geeks and Geeklets podcast network on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting sites!

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Originally posted 2015-12-30 12:00:16. As a science teacher, my kids absolutely believe that I am a geek, that I play copious amounts of video games, that I know pretty much everything about the world, (you don’t want to know how much time I spent talking about the stupid black/blue or white/gold dress!!) and that “The Element Song”…

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Originally posted 2015-12-23 17:00:34. For this month’s Books and Cupcakes, we’re focusing on Children’s books. Today’s topic is “I can Relate” and my choice for this one is… Before you think I hate Christmas, the whole Christmas season, please sit back and allow me to reason. I memorized this book at a very young age,…

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