Stuff I'd Share If You Were Here

Creative Conversations

The Internet swung open the doors to global conversations and knowledge share. Opportunities for creating peace are boundless.


Semper Fi

My son's journey as he trains to become a Marine ready to serve his country has me in tears some days, heart pain on others and always absolute pride.

Marine Mom

Horse Spirit

Thirty years after my last ride I reconnected with my childhood riding trainer and a new adventure began.


The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

Kim by tree

 Suddenly my daughter is my clone.  How did that happen?  This new version of me is prettier and has a college degree.  And one boyfriend. Whereas I had %@^@^!!## of the boyfriend traumas, breakups and solid belief that no male would ever love me, she got her boyfriend in high school and they are still […]

Cacao Cocoa


 Well, after the catastrophe I had this morning… I definitely needed something to cheer me up. It has been snowing since this morning and there are a few flakes still floating around out there. My car did not like driving on the slippery roads and luckily my work closed and I am back at my […]

Kill Germs with Thieves!


 If you are anything like me this time of the year, you are washing hands, eating healthy, drinking water and staying far away from all of the sick people. But sometimes our bodies need extra help, especially if we feel the first symptoms of a cold coming on. I have so many friends with children […]



 Being a child of divorce, I had a pretty busy lifestyle. Since the age of 6, I have been on the move. A duffle bag of clothes, a toothbrush at each house, I went in between two households up until college. And it didn’t stop there. College still required moving in and out of apartments, […]

A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things

 Hi Ya’ll! My name is Arielle. I am a 23 year old, nature loving, hippie girl trying to find her place in this world. Just as a recap of my life right now, I graduated about a year ago, landed an amazing first job, learning amazing valuable lessons that they do not teach you in […]

The Day My Daughter Showed Me Her First Apartment

Arielle sitting in her apt

  I have friends of all ages from around the world who are parents. Whether they are moms or dads, many of them use Facebook or their blogs to share photos and stories about their kids. It’s like a club and the rules are simple. You are a parent and you adore your family. Most […]

Is This All There Is?

Is This All There Is?

 If you’ve ever sat outside at night time, looked up at the sky and gazed at your surroundings in silence, have you ever wondered what secrets are waiting for you to hear them?  Do you wonder, sometimes, if this is all there is? I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t want […] began in 1996 as a personal site, by 1998 was a site that taught search engine optimization, and by 2002 it was a blog and business site for usability design and SEO produced by website usability consultant, Kim Krause Berg. It was re-launched in 2015 as a simple blog.