Resilience and The Modern Woman

Taking a Longer Moment

For those of you following my webpage, I’m going to be taking an extended hiatus from most of my internet activity, presumably at least through the end of the year. Hopefully getting back into things with the release of the next book of stories after the holidays. The end of […]

Keep Calm and Carry On

I’m going to ramble for a minute or two, then I’m going to go finish cleaning up the enormous mess I made in the kitchen tonight making cookies and carving pumpkins. Remember the other day I said I’d been so busy lately I ended up getting ahead of myself with […]

The Book That Wasn’t

Going to share a couple of posts today. This first one is about the book that wasn’t, or isn’t, or won’t be. There’s a great quote from Philip Roth, “Don’t judge it. Just write it. Don’t judge it. It’s not for you to judge it.” For me this applies completely […]

Changing Atmospheric Conditions

  So, I thought of an analogy for what being a writer sometimes feels like to me. It feels like being on another planet that very few other people have ever been to. They have their ideas about it, they have their assumptions, some of them even have these wonderful […]

get up. go on.

the only advice ever for dealing with jackasses is to ignore them. even when you end up in tears, don’t give them that either. sometimes easier said than done. sometimes dealing with jackasses temporarily turns you into one. get up. go on.

Food for Thought

Not quite an aside, though this sounds plain enough, I don’t want it to sound terse, if you don’t like something, don’t read it. Don’t watch it. Don’t eat it. Don’t drink it. Don’t ingest it. If you don’t like something, do not partake of it. The other day I […]

Midnight at the Starlight Deluxe

The Starlight Deluxe is an imaginary diner, there might be a real one somewhere, but this made-up one, is mine. For a while I dedicated a second webpage to it. In the last few days, it’s a place that’s on my mind quite a bit, one that I’ve drawn several […]

Patti Smith, Just Kids

I loved this memoir from Patti Smith of her early years in New York with Robert Mapplethorpe. Some of the subject matter might not be everyone’s cup of tea, the title doesn’t reveal that this is a book for adults, and it is quite gritty in places. They were completely […]