Beer-Infused Musings

I forget how easy it is to drink. I haven't had more than a glass of wine in a couple of weeks, but I still find myself going through a six pack at an alarming rate. I've smoked a grand total of one cigarette and two cigars in my life. Yet, when life pushes down... Continue Reading →


Something Good

I wrote at least two hours, every day, for all of last week. I missed yesterday, due to the chaos of moving in to my new house and a distinct lack of internet. It takes three weeks for a habit to form. It took one week for me to remember how much I love writing.... Continue Reading →

A Transient Hypothetical

Let's say you have the money that's currently in your bank account, and your car is in its current condition but won't have any unexpected problems. Pick a direction and drive. Where do you go?  I'm about as far West as I can go without investing in a private airplane or a boat, and the... Continue Reading →

This is what artists do…

... is sell their art, right? It's a long story, but the short version is that I'm having trouble making ends meet, and I have a surplus of art supplies. One plus one makes two, yeah? For as long as I am able, I will be selling custom handlettered watercolor paintings for $15 each. They... Continue Reading →

8 Things I Learned From My Dog

At the end of January, I brought home my new four-legged baby: a two-year-old runty Belgian Malinois I quickly started calling "Booger". Most of the time, I refer to him as my service dog, because that's what he is (when we're out and about). But in reality, he's my pet, he's my baby, he's my... Continue Reading →

A Road Trip

Nothing rejuvenates creativity quite like sitting in a car for a week.  The Boyfriend, the dog, and I spent last week meandering along the Pacific coast, admiring the views (which were few)  that weren't obscured by rain and clouds (which were many).  All of these photos are my own, taken with my phone. Also uploaded... Continue Reading →

I Quit

I know, it's been a while since I've written anything. Much too long, really. I should correct that. It's been a while since I've posted anything. Yes, there we go. I've written, to be sure. I can't not write. You know this. But I retreated from the online world, and most of the real one, too. It's... Continue Reading →

then and now

Last time I felt this way, I became hyperfocused on a fictional tree. Last time I felt this way, I was shaking in a cafe in Reykjavik. Last time I felt this way, it was fear that rattled me. Now, as tears stream down my face, I find myself hyperfocused on a dog I don't... Continue Reading →

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Don't worry, I won't spoil the movie for the JK Rowling/Harry Potter fans. But do go see it. I haven't read the book (yet, somehow), but I thought the film was wonderfully well-done, creative and colorful and heart-wrenching and hopeful. Today is.. a day. I've missed Friday and Saturday for NaBloPoMo, for no real reason other... Continue Reading →

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