No News is Necessarily Real News

CheneyOpinions on Things, Politics0 Comments

When I moved in with Todd last December I was so excited to be moving into a house that came fully equipped with cable television for the first time since moving out of my parent’s house over a decade ago. Not only would I be able to watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune after dinner every weeknight like the old … Read More

To Never Have a Boss Again

CheneySetting Goals0 Comments

I think a lot about goals, productivity, motivation, accountability, determination, success and failure. They are all things that I am constantly working on in my own life and just ruminating about in general, and that goes something like this: If this person can do it, why can’t I? Why do I keep on distracting myself and doing things that lead … Read More

The Russian Invasion

CheneyLife Stories, Writing Challenges0 Comments

The day the Towers came down my grandparents called me from Florida in a near panic, begging me not to go to work that afternoon. I half listened to my grandmother drawl on about how it wasn’t safe to go over the bridge, the bridge could be a target, they might not be done. I laughed to myself quietly, phone … Read More

The Awkward First Post

CheneyBlogging0 Comments

  I’m a blog hopper, always swearing at the start of a new blog that I will be consistent and post there forever – no more blog hopping! But it always turns out to be a lie. “Consistent” is not a word I would offer to describe myself to someone getting to know me. “Fickle” fits much better. I have … Read More

Woke

CheneyDaily Photo, Letters To Elise, Parenting, Writing Challenges17 Comments

It’s the first day of summer. A new season. A new chapter here. And there’s really no gentle way to segue into this one. When my daughter Elise was much younger she was diagnosed with a number of conditions, and because (as some people would say) I am a terrible mother, I didn’t define her, or let our lives be … Read More

A ton of bricks

CheneyBlogging Challenges, On Life2 Comments

It’s my high school love’s birthday today. Isn’t it stupid how we hold on to these little bits of information that become useless after a while? I think it would be great to be able to delete memories from our lives that we don’t want anymore, a la Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  If I could just be like, … Read More

Pensive

CheneyBlogging Challenges, On Writing3 Comments

Lately I’ve been freaking out about not writing. More broadly, I’ve been freaking out about how I feel that I am adrift, directionless. I don’t see a path for my future from where I’m at now, and I am honestly not sure how I am going to get there, or anywhere, when I am stuck in this funk of feeling … Read More