I am participating in a poetry writing challenge this month. My goal is to write 10 new poems by the time April is over. Here's the first one. The prompt was [rise with the moon].
This is my first book review on the blog. I've written a whole bunch of "baby reviews" over on Goodreads, but I thought it was time to finally go for it and start blogging my thoughts on the books I read. If you're reading and you have feedback of how I could do it better, … Continue reading Book Review: The Dream Thieves
So, I'm turning this dusty old space into a reading/writing blog. I've become quite active as a bookstagrammer (check out my Instagram feed over on the sidebar and go give me a follow if you like) and I think it'd be fun to write longer book reviews and share some of the jumbled thoughts from … Continue reading Just Give It to Me Now! (2018 Anticipated Releases)
Writing prompt: Tell us about a time when you felt out of place. All the freaking time? Is that an acceptable answer? Once upon a time, I was 25 years old and had just moved to a whole new city with my sweet boyfriend to start a graduate program. A few days before the program officially … Continue reading Neon Sign: Warning, A Moron Goes Here
I wanted to participate in NaNoWriMo, but then my laptop died. And then the election happened. And I found myself at a true loss for words. (And my laptop still isn't working, so there's that problem too.) So no NaNoWriMo for me this year. I'm not writing the next great American novel, or even the … Continue reading Robbed of words
Resumption /rəˈzəm(p)SH(ə)n/ noun 1. the action of beginning something again after a pause or interruption. That's what this is, I suppose. All of a sudden I looked around and realized, hey, I have time to start writing again. I don't suppose there will be a single person even looking at this thing, and that's okay. … Continue reading Resumption
I always think of what I want to write just before I fall asleep at night, but then by the time I wake up, POOF, it has vanished. I think this means I need to keep my laptop next to my bed, but doesn't that make me a crazy person? Anyway, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and … Continue reading gratitude
When Linnaea was so small that her whole head fit in my hand, I would hold her like that, my thumb and pinky resting gently on her two ears, and just stare at her, and marvel at how simple life could actually be. Nowadays, I am in awe at the words that come tumbling out … Continue reading brains
Stay tuned for some ridiculous stories of a family (ohana) just trying to get by, and maybe bring a little light to this crazy mixed up world, from our home base here in the rainy Pacific Northwest (Cascadia).