Almost a year ago, I wrote about the beginnings of my personal evolution--in terms of politics, science, religion, race, etc. I meant to follow up after like a month. I'd like to say that I just got too busy. I had just quit full-time copyediting, and I was studying to finish my first certification course … Continue reading Failure and Evolution: Part II
LAST November, for the third year in a row I signed up for NaNoWriMo, and for the third year in a row I fell far short of the 50,000 word goal. I could get discouraged by that consistent failure, but I'll keep NaNoing because I'm learning and making progress in my writing each time I try. Failure … Continue reading Failure and Evolution: Part I
Every time a new issue of Newfound goes live, I feel like I'm introducing my child to the world: here, isn't she beautiful? Look at this imagery; isn't she special? I couldn't be prouder of this project. This issue's flash fiction section has six sparkling, surprising, heart-grabbing, mind-tickling stories. I admire these six authors so … Continue reading Fall Issue of Newfound Journal
Who was it who said, "Do something every day that terrifies you"? Albert Einstein? Ben Franklin? Lewis Carroll? I'm not that often outside of my comfort zone. But, two weekends ago, I filled my quota. I wasn't terrified, though, just a bit nervous. I went backpacking for two nights in Mt Rainier wilderness with one … Continue reading A First Time for Everything
Silences are for turning inwards, for being present. I needed a long silence. I needed that time to think, time to live, time to heal, and time to laugh, discover, and love. I haven’t really blogged or maintained a website in more than a year and a half now. For a while I was barely able to post the shortest updates on social media.