A Long Time Ago In a Graduate School Far, Far Away

The Prompt: Share a story about the furthest you’ve ever traveled from home. The furthest I’ve been distance wise has been Western Texas – it was part of a several week “road trip” we took in graduate school. That experience was almost surreal – being chased by a wild boar, riding in a row-boat across the […]

Five Things In My Fridge Right Now

The Prompt: Name five things inside your refrigerator right now and how you feel about them. I selected the first items I noticed when I opened the fridge. Hummus – I <3 hummus. I’d say we keep it in stock, but that’s not accurate – we eat it as fast as we bring it into the […]

Let’s Remember Teens Can Be Lonely at The Holidays, Too

When I worked for a foster care agency, it used to break my heart that the teens were often lost in the system. And as the person who organized the holiday projects, it fell to me to figure out how to solicit donations appropriate for their age group. This is not easy. Most programs are […]

I’m All Out Of Ideas So NaBloPoMo Must Be Working

I was rather prolific last week – posted every day on my blog, crossposted on BlogHer, two pieces on Huffington Post and a few posts for clients. So today – I got nothing. I tried the prompts from NaBloPoMo, but it involved a lot of storytelling and I just couldn’t think of anything to say. […]

Saturday Memory: Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

Blast from the past a few weeks ago when General Hospital had Sabrina and her soon-to-be-stepdaughter Emma dress up as Electra Woman and Dyna Girl! This episodic program by the Krofft brothers aired in 1976 so I was 5 and thus have very hazy memories. In fact, for a long time I had this show […]

Two Women Who Restored My Faith in Humanity Yesterday

1.  State Representative Naomi Jakobbsen of Illinois left the bedside of her dying son to vote yet on “marriage equality” – a measure that passed with a cushion of one vote. Tragically, her son died before she could return to the hospital. How do you adequately say thank you to someone who would do this? For […]

SRRK in the USA – Hey!

The Prompt: If you had to switch your first name, what name would you choose and why? My full name is Susan Rebecca Rachel Kerr. I was named after my mother’s sister (Susan) and an alleged great-great grandmother (Rebecca.) Legend has it that my mother wanted to name me Rebecca Susan and call me Becky Sue. […]

The Couch

The Prompt: Tell us about your writing space. Where do you write your blog posts? For the past 7 years, I have composed nearly all of my blog posts from the right side of our blue love seat using my 7+ year old Dell Inspiron Laptop. Occasionally, I’ve used a library computer or my phone. But this […]

Luke Spencer. No Apologies.

The Prompt: Who is your favourite character of all time? So this is tricky because “all time” means of all the time and I’m not good with commitment. I also have a penchant for disillusionment – am I alone in finding Little Women disappointing as an adult? I mean – the domestic goddess Meg scenes […]

Raise Your Hands. Raise Your Hands High.

We often take our hands for granted, much in the same way those in authority take the diligence and support of the hands of the working folks for granted – like them, we assume our own hands will toil until they. simply. Don’t. Through the dustbowl Through the debt Grandma was a suffragette Blacklisted for […]