Chrissie’s Blog

The Body in Your Bed

The Body in Your Bed

Beauty is the eye of the one who looks at the overall situation. There's something precious in almost anything, if examined in the proper light. Let's talk about something so many tend either to gloss over, or to brutally attack: the body in your bed. No matter who...

Hire Yourself

Hire Yourself

Every once in a while, I sit in on a session of writing prompts provided by Nickole Brown and her wife, Jessica Jacobs. Only occasionally, because they’re poetry prompts. And there are wicked-talented professional-level poets who tune in for this group and I feel...

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

Most of us are familiar with the concept of paying it forward – doing a kindness in return for a kindness paid to you. There was a great movie called Pay It Forward with the kid from The Sixth Sense in it. But did you know that there is an actual holiday for it?...

Taking Notes

Taking Notes

I’ve been taking notes a lot lately. In conferences. In workshops. While listening to other people’s conversations secretly. I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of writing. Creatively. Or even just feeling the pen gliding along the surface of my notebooks....

So Far Behind

So Far Behind

I’m supposed to write four blogs each month for my website. Let me be brutally honest: I’m really not crazy about writing blogs. I feel like no one reads them, and that they’re a waste of my time and energy if no one is reading them. I never get feedback on my blogs....

Big 80s Cruise Recap

Big 80s Cruise Recap

This year’s 80’s Cruise left from Port Canaveral on Saturday, March 5. We tested for covid, as was mandated, on Thursday afternoon, March 3, in Bristol. This was exactly one month after we had both tested positive for covid in February. We flew into Orlando on Friday,...