For Love of the Story

I had written my first short story before I was halfway through elementary school. It was a riveting tale about a bi-species gal named…


Beautiful Chaos

I was born and raised on a Quarter Horse ranch in northeast Oklahoma. I was the fifth generation of ranchers on The Rocking S…


Leading Through the Turn

In 1995, Garth Brooks was making waves in country music. At the box office, Braveheart was a runaway hit, and Ebay was unveiling its…


My Days With a Yogi

I’m the worst student in my yoga class. This is not an exaggeration. This is fact. I should get points for showing up early,…


On Your Mark, Get Set, Goal!

New Year’s resolutions. Those three words either make you roll your eyes or have you reaching giddily for the nearest notebook to make a…


The Lazy Farm Girl

I feel the need to disclose a nasty truth about myself. It’s not a skeleton rattling in the closet or a deep and dark…


Christmas Present Christmas Past

There is a particular feeling that inhabits my heart this time of year. I anticipate it from the very first cool morning in September….


A Predator in the Night

Although my family says that I have a tendency to exaggerate things a tad, it would not be an exaggeration for me to say…