Chrissie’s Blog

Writing Activities Update

Writing Activities Update

I’m staying really busy with writing activities so far in 2024. I don’t feel like I’m producing much at the moment, but I’m taking classes, preparing for conferences, and submitting like crazy. Some days, I question if I’m expending energy towards the right (write?)...

Noah Spencer

Noah Spencer

When my friend Kandy Kiser Howlett and I saw Noah Spencer as part of the Holiday Showcase at The Paramount before Christmas, I was impressed with the young man. So impressed that I’ve been looking for opportunities to catch him doing his own gig ever since. I thought...

Miracles

Miracles

I’ve never been interested in running a 5K. I’ve never been interested in running anything. Because I’m predisposed to asthma attacks and have been my entire life.  Remember gym class in school when you had to run the 600-yard dash? The 80s were hell with the...

January Jumpstart

January Jumpstart

It’s that time of year again. Time to make resolutions. Time to try to get back into healthy habits, whether for eating, exercising, or writing. The latter was the reason for driving to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, this past Friday, amidst weather forecasts for high winds...

Snow Days

Snow Days

We rarely have a real snow day, anymore. But today, one materialized. Of course it did. It’s an inconvenience because we’re trying to leave for Chicago tomorrow morning and today was a holiday, so we couldn’t get anything done in terms of going to the bank or doing a...