I found lists on Pinterest of adulting skills. There are classes that teach these skills. I know they’re aimed at younger millenials and Gen Z kids that are just making their ways into the world, but I really want to take one. And I also don’t want to be around a bunch of twenty somethings... Continue Reading →
I remember it well. My early twenties self sat in the overstuffed and under comfortable chair in the office of a bank loan manager. The reason I moved to Missouri sat next to me. The loan manager closed the manila folder, slid it across her desk, and shook her head. “No. I’m sorry. We can’t... Continue Reading →
All the gods were terribly busy on the evening of September 10, 2001. They sent feelings of foreboding to many people and for some, they sent minor illnesses that prevented them from wanting to go to work, or to take that flight the next morning. For those who persisted despite bad feelings and upset tummies... Continue Reading →
Well, it's time for another challenge. Meaning I'm actually going to have to put my butt in the chair and write. The audacity! I did Blogtober. NaNoBlogMo. And Blogmas. So now I'm taking on the A to Z Blog Challenge.
What is standing in your way right now? I talked about goals and resolutions yesterday. And a lot of people, me included, won't make those goals. Why? What's in the way? And how can I get around it?
Listen. Here's the thing. I know I'm supposed to be writing something super poignant. A retrospect of 2021. All the books I read. The struggles and challenges and victories I've had. But I can't get my brain to focus. I have started, stopped, erased, amd started this blog four times now. All because I couldn't... Continue Reading →
Resolutions and objectives for accomplishing, performing better, and changing the elements of one’s life that aren’t functioning or might work better come with the new year. Of course, for readers, this means establishing a lot of objectives for what they want to read or how much time they want to devote to their reading with a new calendar in front of them. But maybe, instead of establishing some lofty objectives — or perhaps besides those lofty goals — you’re seeking for something more manageable. Consider this collection of weekly reading challenges a chance to broaden your reading horizons and cross off a variety of fresh, imaginative, and witty literary bucket list items over the following 52 weeks.
It's Christmas Eve Eve. I'm off tomorrow. And today is Thursday. So, why not take another trip in the Throwback machine.
I think I was six when I decided I wanted to be a writer. I saw how much my mom and dad loved to read. I had fallen in love with reading. But something in me wanted to do more than just read the stories; I wanted to create them.