Touchy Feet


My next toastmaster speech project is supposed to be a "touching speech," It's practicing  how to convey emotion through storytelling. Instead of just saying "Billy felt sad because he wasn't invited to Joey's birthday party", you'd tell the story of Billy watching his friends pass by on their way to Joey's party and wondering why … Continue reading Touchy Feet

Sunday Funday Post: Zentangle


Two things I have been getting right lately are that I've been meditating each morning and I've started Zentangling. Whatsy-tangling, you ask? Zentangling. I first heard about it sometime last year, when my friend Kristina posted some of her drawings online and mentioned that she had been doing it to relieve stress. I was immediately jealous that … Continue reading Sunday Funday Post: Zentangle

Exploring Ectrodactyly with EEC Chick


As the name implies, ectrodactyly is a prominent feature of EEC. Ectrodactyly just means missing fingers (or toes). If you ask me about it, I'll say that I don't think about ectrodactyly much and that it really hasn't been that big of a deal in my life. Which in some ways is true. It has not caused me much physical … Continue reading Exploring Ectrodactyly with EEC Chick

Where it all began – The story of my birth.


It was a dark and stormy night... No, just kidding.  It was a sweltering midsummer afternoon when my mother's contractions began.  My father's cousins had come over to swim in the pool that day and through the window my mother could hear them laughing and splashing as she lay on the bed.  She would have … Continue reading Where it all began – The story of my birth.