Category: Life

Girl Meets World

Girl Meets World

I’d watched a few episodes of Girl Meets World with my nieces and nephews. Mostly out of curiosity because I loved Boy Meets World so much as a kid. I noticed it was on Netflix the other weekend and since I had unpacking and cooking and things to do around the house, I thought it […]

September 21, 2015 | Posted in Life

When a holiday is a Monday

When a holiday is a Monday…. It’s like a gift to Sunday. Sundays are practical days, things to do days. While I can sleep in, it’s not indefinite. There are timelines and clocks and a week ahead to prepare for. There is grocery shopping and cooking and money to reconcile and putting things in place […]

September 6, 2015 | Posted in Life

Things I’ve never done

In light of my revival of 101 Things, I decided to post the things I’ve left undone. Start a coffee blog. One Christmas my mom told me that my grandfather used to salt his coffee. I become fascinated with the idea of mixing different flavors with coffee grounds so I bought a French Press and […]

July 20, 2015 | Posted in Blogging, Life

101 Things

I stumbled across 101 Things in 1001 Days several years ago – 7 or 8 or something because I’ve done it twice with gaps in between. The thing I like about it is that it helps me remember priorities outside my immediate day to day. I set small goals and I set big goals and […]

June 22, 2015 | Posted in Life
These Broken Stars

These Broken Stars

There’s a story behind this book, but don’t worry. It has a happy ending. When I read it, I loved it. It was clever and interesting. I liked the world and I liked the characters. And then I got to The Thing. And I didn’t know what I thought anymore. I thought it was handled […]

January 11, 2015 | Posted in author events, Life
possibility and hope

possibility and hope

The thing I love about new years is it reminds us of possibility. It always exists – tomorrow could bring any number of new things into our lives. We can change ourselves on any given day and decide who we want to become and start making the choices to create that reality. But we forget […]

December 31, 2014 | Posted in Life
things of 2014

things of 2014

Initially this post was a filler, just a way to space some things out. But once I started writing it, I realized it’s actually a year worth remembering. I published my first novel, Tattered Heart. That should have been a clue right there that I should write something about this year. It was exciting and […]

December 15, 2014 | Posted in Life, Tattered Heart, travel
London

London

This is the tale of an accidental bookmark collection. Which is an odd thing for a girl who finds bookmarks an implicit defeat when reading. It starts at Westminster Abbey. Well, I suppose it starts a bit before that, sometime after I landed in the UK on a Monday, had lunch and decided to spend […]

September 1, 2014 | Posted in Life, travel

I’m actually not a Millenial

The distinctions between generations have always been interesting to me. There are no hard and fast rules in sociology and yet there are clear patterns and collective influences and I love exploring those things. Sociologists often don’t agree where the generational lines fall so I riffled through several resources online and chose the dates that […]

July 10, 2014 | Posted in Life
the Summer Solstice

the Summer Solstice

I have this idea that solstices are more interesting than the equinoxes. But that’s probably just because I like the word so much better. A solstice is one of the few days of the year that feels like it has magic inherent in it; that possibilities are more wild and freedom is more tangible. Because […]

June 21, 2014 | Posted in Life, Tattered Heart