Daily Plate of Crazy: Real Life With a Twist


It wasn’t a dare exactly. More like an experiment, and then a labor of love.

DPOC Snapshot for DAW Jan 2016 645pxWhen an old friend suggested I start a blog, I attempted – twice – only to set the idea aside. In 2009 he urged me to try again, and I did. At the time, I had just completed a project, I missed my newspaper days, and I was hungry for more hands-on involvement in social media. Although my world was already busy – juggling freelance work and raising two boys – I plunged in.

And Daily Plate of Crazy was born.

It was just the ticket for me to play, to learn, to articulate my questions, and to hone my online communication skills by intentionally writing in a variety of styles and voices. Unlike millions of blogs, I didn’t seek to chronicle my daily happenings, but rather to poke, provoke, and engage in cultural commentary as well as to experiment as a writer, using experience as a starting point for exploring issues that many of us share.

With more than 2,000 articles in the archives to date, the site enjoys a growing readership in the U.S. and abroad, with an expanding list of high quality guest and contributing writers, as Daily Plate of Crazy is a gathering spot for thoughtful men and women who are encouraged to explore “whatever life dishes out.”