Public Speaking–Or Death

Each time I stepped out of my comfort zone, I hyperventilated. I was utterly terrified. But something happened along the way. I stopped having asthma attacks. I stopped overthinking for weeks before the event. I settled in and shared something important with audiences who wanted to hear it. That’s the first, most important key. The audience is always on the speaker’s side. They come to listen to what the speaker has to say.

Tam’s Tales: Celebrating May Day

This feast day is a celebration of life that can’t happen without sexuality. It was common for Celtic people to gather together to celebrate with food, dancing, and pairing up. In pagan times, sex was seen as an avenue to abundance and therefore a cause for celebration. Today, people often leave a May basket on the doorstep of someone whose affection they’d like to have.

Tam’s Tales

Vernal Equinox and Celtic Rituals Happy first day of spring! We’ve had little snow all winter. Yet on the first day of spring, it’s coming down like it’s making up […]


Adventures and rebranding It’s been more than a minute since I put up anything new in the blogosphere. No excuses. I just wasn’t motivated. Mainly, I was bummed out at […]

Day Drinking with Authors and Other Shenanigans

Book talk adventures Though this year has started out slow for trying new things, stretching myself, and perhaps increasing my luck, it has been adventurous. The second new thing I’ve […]

Year in the Rearview

My Thirty New Things year begins May 1, Beltane, the early summer fertility festival day of the Celts. It seems a fitting day for new beginnings. Glancing in the rearview, […]

Book Marketing: Try Thirty New Things

Starting my publishing career on the cusp of a world-wide pandemic certainly wasn’t great timing. On the flip side, not having the opportunities to share my books in person has […]

It’s a Stretch: Try Thirty New Things

Trying to stretch myself with new experiences while stuck at home has been a deal. I’m fairly happy living as a tech challenged person. There are so many clever people […]

Anomalies: Try Thirty New Things

What will the world be like in 6,800 years when this comet streaks by Earth again? Science fiction often gives us a glimpse into the future