Memory Lane Archives - J. Kenner

Memory Lane

We're off to see the wizard, um, surgeon! At Dell Children's Hospital!

Our darling Isabella is growing up so fast. She’s nine now, and it’s hard to believe we adopted her just over six years ago. Time flies! When we adopted her at age 3, her palate had not yet been repaired, though her lip had been repaired in China. (Those of you who are new to […]

Haiku to you, too!

When I was in elementary school, we studied poetry, like most kids do. And we had to write a Haiku, like most kids do. I still remember mine (prepare to be astounded): Hippopotamus Why do you like gooey mud So brown and sticky? Catchy, eh? And on a similarly random note: When my oldest was […]

Happy Mother's Day – Adventures in Parenting, Story Ideas, and Fashion Pants!

Happy Mother’s Day, all you mom’s out there! This post originally appeared about seven years ago on THE MOMMY BLOG, but I thought it was appropriate for the occasion (with minor tweaks), especially as reading back over it makes me realize how much has happened since I first became a mom (the fact that I […]

Tattoos and flaws and anorexia, oh my!

I’m thinking about flaws today. It’s one of the things that I’m having fun with as I go back and look at some of my backlist books. I’m not revising heavily, but it’s fun to be able to fix a few of the flaws that maybe made it through the copyediting/galley process. But what about […]

So what's my burning issue, and when did I resolve it?

I was Little Miss Overachiever in school, so much so that when I got a B+ in gym class because I couldn’t do an arabesque on the balance beam (seriously, marked down b/c of my agility? That still bugs me!) I didn’t actually lie to my dad, but I wasn’t entirely honest in my relaying […]

Whining about my sordid past…

I’m blogging about my sordid past over at the Whine Sisters today! I’ve been doing a lot of rearranging in my garage these days, and in the process, I came across the picture to the left. That’s me back during my freshman year in college. Lest you jump to the same conclusion as my poor, […]

Grandmas, astronauts, and one heck of a tall tale

I’ve been having fun with the stories about my Grandma Ebby, and recently I shared a fun one involving NASA and diapers (no, really) over at S.M. Nonnemacher’s blog. (I swore I already posted a link from here, but clearly I’m getting senile at all of 27. Twenty-seven, yes, really. It’s all about embellishing stories […]

Me and Milli Vanilli. See, we really couldn't sing….

There’s a line in the original Fame that always struck me. Something mortifying happens to the girl who’s the star, and she says something to the effect of “I must remember this and use it in my acting.” That’s how I feel about the time I was cast in a musical. I must remember it […]

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