I’m back…with some rosé and wry.

Hey, so, yeah…it’s been a while since I’ve been here. How are you? I’ve changed the name of my blog, in case you hadn’t noticed, or wondered why you are getting something from “rosé and wry” not “Vinegar and Vanilla”. It seemed like the right thing to do, a little refresh on the old blog. […]

Has a Poem Ever Made You Cry?

Donald Hall died Saturday.  Donald Hall was an extraordinary poet who I came to know through the poetry of his wife, Jane Kenyon, who quickly became one of my favorite writers for her spare, essential descriptions of life, nature, and ultimately, death. (She died at age 47 of leukemia.) Kenyon was much younger than her […]

T.G.I.F. ~ Thank Goodness it’s February!

I am so glad January is over. I feel like I am coming out of the post-holiday/flu funk I have been in since my birthday, for the most part. Now I’m in the full bloom of my allergy season and feel like scratching my eyes out, but hey, at least it’s not the flu. #alwayslookonthebrightside […]

On Starting Over…Again and Again

Well, crap. Here we are again, the start of another year. In fact, it’s nearly the end of January already! But I have been sick for the last three weeks, so only now feel like I am starting to poke my head out of hibernation and get cracking on this whole 2018 thing. Part and […]

Got Silence?

The first time I went on a silent retreat was ten years ago.   It was over the weekend of my 40th birthday. When I told my then husband that I wanted to spend $300 to go away for four days of writing and silence and leave him with our children –  who were two […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 43: When Looking Backwards Helps You Move Forward

I spent the day working on a presentation for a job interview I have tomorrow. Part of the process had me looking back over my wide-ranging experience and I ended up re-living the time I wrote a book in six weeks and self-published. #truestory It was actually a really cool exercise because once my sales […]