My Biggest Pet Peeve – and how I learned to let go!

My Biggest Pet Peeve – and how I learned to let go!

I’m going to tell you what my biggest pet peeve is, but before I do that, I have to give you a glimpse of what has been going on in my little slice of the world. I can honestly say that only a few years ago, I’d be losing my mind trying to right this; but I have learned to let go, harder than it looks, but well worth it. This summer has been a difficult one, more so for the kiddo than me. Unfortunately, it has not … Read more…


You Are Such a Liar – But So Am I! Life Lesson #204

You Are Such a Liar – But So Am I! Life Lesson #204

You are such a liar – but so am I. Now that we’ve got that settled, everything is right as rain, yes?! Well, maybe I should explain why I’m going around calling us all liars. There is no getting around it, we lie. You do it, I do it, we all do it. And if you are sitting there shaking your head and mumbling that you’ve never ever lied in your life – not even once – then good for you; or not. Because you are probably lying. … Read more…


Ohhh, You Think This is a Scam!

Ohhh, You Think This is a Scam!

That this would even be possible absolutely blows my mind, but it’s come up a time or three throughout this September Month of Giving and today we are going to address it in this post, as well as in the post for later on. You may think this is a scam. I’ve had to take a step back to wrap my head around this one because I can be a touch naive when it comes to stuff like this. Oh, I’m not an idiot. I know there are … Read more…


My Husband is Right, You Know…

My Husband is Right, You Know…

I don’t often mind it when that happens. When my husband is right, you know? But in this case, I’m rather disappointed, a little sad, and on some days throughout this September Month of Giving I’ve been downright ticked off. Oh, not at him. He’s just stating the facts. And he’s right. I said. I should probably explain just what I mean here before we all get a little more lost… When I began this September fundraising effort, 30 days to raise 400, I naively thought it might … Read more…


What a Roller Coaster – Meet Briana

What a Roller Coaster – Meet Briana

This WHOLE THING began because of Briana. This September Month of Giving. And what a roller coaster it has been. Up and down and all around – the stress alone is enough to… …perhaps I had better start at the beginning. Briana is another dear friend of mine who recently found herself (along with her husband, cat, and bird) in a situation beyond their control. Seriously beyond their control. To the point where they were looking at possibly being without a home or having to move to another … Read more…


Am I BUYING Subscribers?

Am I BUYING Subscribers?

Yes. I rather thought that part was obvious. Am I buying subscribers? It’s a good question and one that must be addressed. I don’t want there to be any confusion here. Depending upon how you look at it, I’m absolutely buying subscribers. Want more? Read Subscribing to Informed Sharing…what you get when you do! Let’s see here: for every new subscriber to Informed Sharing in September (Month of Giving) we will donate $1 (up to $400) to be divided among the four Go Fund Me campaigns we are … Read more…


Good Christians are the Reason Why…

Good Christians are the Reason Why…

Good Christians are the reason why I don’t call myself a Christian anymore. Leave now if that upsets you. Because I’m hopefully going to bring it all around in the end, but I’m going to take a curvy road to get there. I suspect those with an open mind will hang out and read through. Thanks for that. Good Christians lie and cheat and steal a lot. Go on and dispute that. I imagine – if they are lying and cheating and stealing (a lot) – you could … Read more…


We Didn’t Hear You, Robin Williams!

Last night, as we lounged, watching (whatever) on the television (I can’t recall), I happened upon my phone to scroll Facebook. It was surely one of those “where were you when…” moments. Robin Williams Dead at 63. Apparent Suicide. Shock. Awe. Pause the television. Tears welling up for a man I did not know personally. My husband, not knowing why my hands are shaking as I turn to him and utter the words… Robin Williams committed suicide. Complete and total disbelief that someone so funny and light-hearted and … Read more…


D is for Donald…of course!

D is for Donald…of course!

Donald Duck. Don Knotts. Donald Trump? No, no…no. Donald Pennington, of course. Don is the second person to have shared the news with me about the A to Z Challenge April, 2011 (though I’m pretty sure he got his information from Marie Anne). And so I share a bit about Don Pennington with you today. Now…ironically enough, he might just be equal parts of all those other Dons. Donald is hysterically funny – go read any of his Persona Paper * posts and I guarantee he’ll have you … Read more…