Roadrunner Musings

Connection Through Words

“The personal essayist writes, I think, for himself and people – even though he has never met them – he assumes are potentially his friends.” The Personal Essay: A Form of Discovery by Joseph Epstein That’s exactly why I write the things I do, in the hope that someone out there will connect with...

Another Book Already?!

Yeah, I usually have a couple books going at once! One of my husband’s favorite movies is Omega Man and when we saw I Am Legend, we both looked at each other… “Wait a minute. This movie is familiar.” We looked it up via the blessed web and found out they are both based...

Mind Over Mood

I don’t deal with stress well at all and I can easily spiral out of control, creating a vortex of depressive thoughts that spin into a storm of angry chaos, destroying everything around me, leaving behind only those strong enough to weather the storm.

“I Am Enough” Book

Somehow along the way, I got the idea that I need someone to acknowledge what I’m doing and express their approval verbally at every turn.

Sharing the Excitement of Discovery

Since some people just like the pictures and some like to read more, I’m also sitting down to write a bit more thoughtfully about the pictures and quotes I post each day and then sharing it here on my blog.

The Old Man and The Sea

I usually have several quotes to share about a book I’m reading: things that struck me, bits I want to remember or that brings me to some idea I want to expand on, possibly not even related to the book itself but to a bigger thought…but not this time. This time it was more...

Social Media Animals

Let’s face it, I don’t get out much. I’m sure you can relate. Social media is the majority of my total social interaction these days, so I do spend an equivalent amount of time trying to figure out how to make it work. BC (before covid) you could have told me to get a...

Dreams

A while back…when I had more time to think…I thought, “Maybe I should post these to my blog as well and maybe elaborate just a tad.” And then I forgot because there were pretzels to make, a garage to paint, and my son needed me to listen. I thought of it a second time,...

Two New Books Started This Week – Happiness & Russians!

I’m so excited about my July TBR pile! It’s going to be an amazing reading month! The nap was apparently much needed, by the way, and when I got back the movie was over. My son commented that “Indiana Jones” is a much more interesting movie when you’re not four years old. “The sign...

Behold! The June Newsletter!

Here it is, my dear readers, the June newsletter. If you like short and sweet book reviews, or simply think people who lose their minds over their reading list are a hilarious breed, please sign up for my monthly newsletter. Once a month, I send out my thoughts on about the five or six...