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Gratitude Tree

Having covered Fall themes with my Squirrel and Halloween Trees, I struggled with the plan for November. Should it be my favorite …

Christmas tree decorated for Halloween

The Great Halloween Tree of 2021

It’s spooky season, ya’ll. FINALLY. Bring on the pumpkin everything and the spooky decor and soon, the candy hunting munchkins. I can’t …

101 Pat-Downs

One of the scariest things about publishing a book? Waiting for the feedback. I’ve been on pins and needles the last couple …

A dozen years of musing

Whoa. This morning Facebook reminded me that The Bluest Muse turned 12 yesterday.  (And yes, I missed it. Again.) Twelve whole years …

National Donut Day

Happy National Donut Day!

During the early getting-to-know-you days of a semester, my students quickly learn a few vital things about me. Chief among them? My …