About

radcliffeprofileI’m on a mission … to learn how to more effectively balance taking care of my kids and my dying mother along with my work, life and sanity — all at 5,280 feet above sea level.I’m also on the hunt for real meaning in life, to be completely cliché. Thinking about that next step toward writing something meaningful rather than soul sucking corporate sales copy.

Meanwhile, I’m a mom to moody teenagers, a wife to a husband (MacGyver) who I’m not sure I deserve, and a freelance copy writer. I’m also a real Okie from Muskogee, a dog lover and a horse lover.

My mom (who I call Little Red Riding Hood because she wears a little red coat with the hood up) has Alzheimer’s and I lost my only sibling 13 years ago. My dark, and sometimes twisted, sense of humor is my survival skill.

And it’s all wry.

Wry.  Noun.  Adj. wri·er (rr) or wry·er, wri·est (rst) or wry·est

1. Dryly humorous, often with a touch of irony.

2. Temporarily twisted in an expression of distaste or displeasure: made a wry face.

3. Abnormally twisted or bent to one side; crooked: a wry nose.

4. ***Being at variance with what is right, proper, or suitable; perverse. (this one seems the most fitting)

54 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey! I just read your fresh press and although I’ve “known” you for about 18 seconds, I know I’m going to love your posts. I love your wry-ness. I feel like after reading your “About” page and some of your posts, I relate to a lot of your wry-ness and dry-ness and sometimes twisted depressing yet funny ramblings. I’m new to the writing deal although I’ve been dreaming about it for about 25 years. Hope to hear more from you as I feel that I can relate and learn from you.
    Cheers from Austin, formerly of Minnesota and Oregon.

  2. Thank you for the follow! I look forward to reading your work, since wry is always my preferred bread. (no, not really but I couldn’t resist the opportunity for a pun 🙂

  3. Hello Wry Humoured One, just wanted to say thank you for dropping by my blog “The Call of the Pen” and deciding to follow. That is a great encouragement 🙂

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    • Wow, thank you. So glad to have discovered your fun blog. I look forward to following it. Thanks so much for the award, I’m honored. I will figure out the rules and follow suit soon. Thanks again !

      • Hello, From what I can tell, the rules are:
        Post 11 random facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions from your nominator, and come up with 11 questions of your own for 11 blogs you’d like to nominate; if possible with under 200 followers.

        I’m glad you’re enjoying my stuff, I’m having a good time writing it. It’s good stress release.

        Dennis

  5. Oh my! I followed your comment from my blog to yours…I’m officially following you now because I’m wondering if you are me…There are a few minor differences, but the meaningful things are the same. However, you are a freelancer, and I am a corporate (“qorporate”) editor, so you trump me and I am jealous. I’m sure I’ll enjoy your posts!

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  7. Glad we found each other. So many people out there living similar lives. It’s so good to share. Stops me from jumping in front of a moving garbage truck many many times over LOL!!! And I’d love to have a horse too, though I will say I’m more of a cat person than dog. But I’d take a dog if someone gave one to me. My husband says no freakin way. They are too much work!

  8. I’m so glad I just stumbled across your blog today! Although I’m not sure I can count myself as yet another long-lost twin, it’s pretty close! Moody teens, great husband, love to write, trying to figure out how to find meaning in work that hopefully will pay at some point…beginner blogger! I look forward to reading more of your work and am intrigued by the 100 days of gratitude idea. May have to try this myself! Thanks!

  9. I think you might be a long lost twin! I am also a sandwich generation gen x’er the only child taking care of my octogenarian mother who is quite feeble. I also have dreams of writing something of substance. We’re both starting here on WordPress. Hope we both can reach those stars!

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