Writing has always been the best way for me to make sense of things — my ideas, my experiences, my life. Because when thoughts are left in my head, they wrestle and fight and then scatter like demented mice when I try to organize them.

When I write my thoughts down, I am forced to wrangle them and cajole them into submission. The process is not pretty, and it’s not without distraction (facebook! email! snacks!), but the end result calms the chaos in my mind.

This blog is my effort to tame the beast.

(plus have a forum to write about fun stuff too, like books, animals, kids, music and food!)

Follow along with me on the journey. I bet you’ve got some beasts of your own too.