My Unwritten Life

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I'm Denise, creator of Unwritten Life - A Little Revolution is Good for the Soul. I created this blog to document my own middle age revolution. To explore, create, and celebrate living an uncommon life. Sometimes I'm serious, sometimes I'm testing why wearing sunglasses makes for awesome selfies. I'm a wife, widow, mom, stepmom, friend, business owner, reader, music lover, vacation junkie, and possible future cat and/or dog lady. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll hang around.

Featured Posts


Aug 21, 2017 | No Comments

That title just came to me as I opened up a blank post page. I really didn’t know what I was going to write about, and the Fish en Papillote I made last night came to mind. I thought “I’m becoming a cook”, but now I realize I’m becoming so much more. Back when my […]

The Dalai Lama Called Me Stupid

Feb 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Well, not literally. Still, point taken. Every day, I try to read a page or two from “365 Dalai Lama – Daily Advice from the Heart”. Most passages are thought-provoking, inspiring, or even funny. There are very few that don’t seem to apply to me, whether it’s my life in general or the situation of […]

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Jan 23, 2017 | No Comments

If my life had a soundtrack, Friday’s theme song would have been “It’s The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” by REM. Except I didn’t feel fine. It ran through my head all day as I tried to avoid seeing anything regarding the inauguration. Mostly the refrain, but I […]