Dear Ellen: It’s Just Not Pizza!

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, It’s just not pizza unless it has pepperoni.  It doesn’t matter how much gooey cheese is on it.  If there’s no pepperoni, my three-year-old WILL NOT EAT IT! He will make a pouty face and cry like you’re trying to torture him. And while […]

Dear Ellen: I suffer from TMICRIMH

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Though I haven’t been officially diagnosed, I’m certain I suffer from an incurable disease known as TMICRIMH.  I’m not even sure I got all the letters. How sad is that?  TMICRIMH stands for Too Many Imaginary Conversations Running Around In My Head.  Look at that! […]

Dear Ellen: Sometimes I Make Things Up

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Sometimes I make things up.  Last night, while I was knee-deep in my children’s stomach flu, I made up this conversation between the two of them. My son is 3 1/2 and my daughter is almost 2. Obviously they’re not at this level of […]

Dear Ellen: It’s not writer’s block

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  Why? Because I Can! Dear Ellen, My main character whines a lot.  All day long I listen to her complain. “It’s not fair,” she says, “I want to be thin!” I keep telling her that I think it’s good for younger girls to see that the star of a novel isn’t a stick figure. […]