Tell Me Your Vision

This was what I was asked by my colleague who is helping me revamp my blog.  I believe in teamwork and to be more to the point I believe that I suck at all things tech, so I'm calling in reinforcements. My muses come in all different shapes and sizes.  My friend....let's call her Sugar … Continue reading Tell Me Your Vision


The Devil You Know

I work in an office that has a lot of traffic.  Yesterday a gentleman in a very swanky suit walked in.  One of my colleagues asked..... Hey Shannon who's that? That's the devil.  He's recruiting for his legions.  He wants to know if anyone is interested in joining. Great!  Get me his card. That was a … Continue reading The Devil You Know

Fishing For Compliments

My husband is an avid fisherman.  That is actually a bit of an understatement.  It's his first love.  I'm his fourth love, somewhere after provolone cheese yet before back scratching...actually I'm more or less the twit he puts up with. List of Magilla's loves in appropriate order Fishing Our dog, Hellhound Grocery shopping Television Complaining … Continue reading Fishing For Compliments

No Nuns in New York

Recently, I ventured into New York City with Mr. Magilla for a marathon date.  We get time every so often to do so.  We use those stolen moments to reconnect, to laugh, to unshoulder the mantles of endless responsibilities that we have ....and just be. We both have aging parents.  We have a lot of … Continue reading No Nuns in New York


After five police officers dying last night, I'm gutted.   We have to find a balance.  We should strive to reach out to each other and mend these broken fences.  We should grieve the loss.  Tonight, I'm grieving.  I'll try reason and faith and understanding and stepping out of my own comfort zone tomorrow.  But … Continue reading Gutted