Life as I know it

Using Robots to Keep the Pace

This morning I saw an ad on writing blog posts faster with robots. And it perfectly summed up the disgust I feel toward what it takes to keep my name out there. That we must now rely on effing ROBOTS to be able to keep the pace. 

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Happy new year to me. 🙂

Wintering My Writing Routine

Here’s the truth of it all. I am passionate about writing. But once I started publishing, I replaced the need for creativity with a need to escape the daily grind of 9-5 work. My life goal became to make enough money from my books to quit my day job altogether and write for a living….

Poem: Wolf Howl (and the back story)

Watch any movie about an accident, and good cinematography will play the scene in slow motion. This is what it felt like as I sailed through air. I was aware of everything – the feeling of weightlessness before I landed, watching my dad drive away, believing he’d never know I was gone and I’d be lost forever.

2021: A Year of Going Slow

I think we all can agree that this year has been a whirlwind of a year. Now, no one wanted to claim 2021 to be “their year,” but let’s be honest – we were thinking it. I mean, anything had to be better than 2020, right? But here we are at the end of 2021, and, well….

Why I leave the lights on

The dark is all I saw through a winter that lasted for years until I finally left in the spring. And then, there was light.

Congratulations on your healthy attitude about food. I can’t relate.

I am well aware of how horrible diet culture and food restriction is. I also know how it is to feel absolutely out of control when you are steps away from a breakroom table overflowing with holiday treats, which you are trying to avoid because you can’t just eat one, you’ll eat the whole goddamn table.