Entries by Christa

I never promised you a rose garden…or a stapler

Cruising through my files, I stumbled across this blog post I’d written as an English teacher to high school juniors.  I’ve been retired for over four years now, but reading this transported me back to the classroom, to those days when I wondered if June would ever arrive, and to those students…many of whom have stayed in touch […]

Celebrating Wonder Woman

Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? If not, no fear; this isn’t a spoiler. It’s just a few observations about the movie that I’ve found interesting and compelling. I read an article on Refinery29 by Caitlin Flynn who quoted the following from a Tumbler user, Creative Words and Powerful Ideas: “There were absolutely NO eye candy shots […]

Amazon rocks my world when…

their Marketing team sends me an email that my novel’s been selected for one of their Kindle Book Deals in June.   You can purchase it via my website Amazon shopping thingy above the Search box on my blog page or you can click HERE. And thank you for allowing me this brief commercial in my […]

I once was lost…and mostly I still am

  Yes, this is spaghetti. But, since we moved to Houston, it’s not only what my brain resembles when I try to figure out the interstates and toll roads, it’s a pictorial representation of the damn interstates and toll roads themselves. Here’s what I needed to know as a New Orleans lifer to drive in NOLA: was […]

Are you taken for granite?

This is not a self-portrait, though sometimes I think it could be except for the straight hair. Since I’ve been gone from blog-land (which is a rather amusing  and only slightly self-serving opening considering my new novel is Since You’ve Been Gone), I’ve felt like this confused creature I saw one morning from my NOLA balcony. […]

News to Celebrate AND a Giveaway

When my children were excited about an upcoming event, they used to say they were “on nins and peedles.” Today, finally, I can banish the “nins and peedles” I’ve been experiencing for months now, and introduce you to Since You’ve Been Gone, my debut novel with Amazon’s Waterfall Press. Olivia and Wyatt have occupied space in my writer brain […]

The Upside of Down’s Syndrome

It’s now almost thirty-three years since my daughter Sarah was born…I wrote this post when she was 25. I’m sharing it today for Down Syndrome Awareness Day. Over twenty-five years ago, I couldn’t have imagined that Sarah or I would have the opportunity to write this chapter in my daughter’s life. Because of technology, I […]