Latest Entries
That Holiday Again
advice / dad / death / grief / happiness / life / mom / Mother's Day

That Holiday Again

It’s that holiday again. Every holiday seems to come with issues, right? New Year’s Day has its resolutions and people who mock resolutions. It makes Facebook hit us with the-year-in-review, which for some folks is more of a reminder-of-heartache-loss-and failure. Thanks, FB! Valentine’s Day makes some lovers happy, makes some lovers guilty (gifts? argh!), and … Continue reading

Still Writing
effort / frustration / novels / other blog / Story-a-Day-May / Vincent van Gogh / writing

Still Writing

Against my better judgment, I’m participating in Story-a-Day May again this year. (If you’re giving it a try, let me know!) I love Story-a-Day because it motivates me. I like the pressure. It’s why I like NaNoWriMo as well. With no pressure, I’ll just sit and stare into space, dismissing every idea and distracting myself … Continue reading

Reflections
action figures / art / life / Mother's Day / novels / The Book of Astrophilia / The Fairy Tale Asylum

Reflections

What’s on your mind today? I’ve been thinking about my work-in-progress. Well, I have multiple WIPs. Right now I’m focused on a sci-fi fairy tale. I want to finish the manuscript, go back to my Fairy Tale Asylum story and then to drafts of other stories. So many stories fluttering around in my head. I’ve … Continue reading

The Hermione Tarot: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman / The Hermione Tarot

The Hermione Tarot: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Do you remember The Yellow Wallpaper? I only half understood it when I read it as a teenager. Charlotte Perkins Gilman believed in equality for women. She argued women could lead independent lives and men should help with the housework. These were radical ideas for her time. She also struggled with depression and her famous short story … Continue reading