Words & Resolutions

One of the benefits that (hopefully) comes with age is less rigidity in your perspectives of the world. I know I have often been (obnoxiously) stubborn when it came to my own dogmatic decrees in the past. Now, whether it’s age, therapy, or surviving a global pandemic — or a combination of all three — […]

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A Very Cranberry Television List

“They’ve ruined cranberry day!” – Chandler Bing, Season 10, “The One With the Late Thanksgiving” Back in 2015, I wrote my “A Very Merry Television List” featuring ten of my favorite Christmas-themed TV episodes. Then, in 2019, I wrote my “A Very (Not So) Scary Television List” featuring ten of my favorite Halloween-themed TV episodes. […]

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No, I’m not NaNo-ing.

If you’ve been here a while, you know I have a complicated relationship with “NaNoWriMo,” the shorthand for National Novel Writing Month. The premise of this event/challenge is simple enough: write 50K words in the month of November. When I “lost” in 2015, I actually did learn quite a bit about myself and my writing […]

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Flash Fiction: Tempest Tossed

Hello readers! I submitted this piece to a flash fiction competition, and while the judges gave me excellent feedback, alas this story was not a winning entry. Still, I love sharing my work with you all, so I hope you enjoy reading it here. For this contest, the publishing/review group gave each author two prompts. […]

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The Dawson Leery Movie List: Season 2

Honestly, I can’t believe it took me over three months to finish Season 2. If you’ve been here for a while, you know when I binge I show, I tend to do so quickly. But y’all, as much as my love for the Capeside Crew is an enduring love that has weathered greater storms than […]

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In Process

I’m often hesitant to blog about things before I’ve finished them. I’m notorious for setting up and starting challenges for myself (hello, Pandemic Disney Movie Marathon) and then getting tired/disinterested and walking away. I still haven’t watched or moved past The Jungle Book. I think I read one…maybe two?…books on the Rory Gilmore Reading List. […]

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My 2021 Word, and Some New Years Thoughts

Since 2015, in lieu of the standard “goals and resolutions,” I have picked a word for my year. It serves as a touchpoint or a north star — a simple, comprehensive reminder of where I’m trying to go and what I’m trying to do in that year (and ideally beyond). My past Words of the […]

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Perhaps NaNoWriMo and I should Break Up.

This is the tenth year in a row I’ve tried and failed. When I try to force myself to write under fictitious pressure, it’s bad. It’s not fun. Writing should be hard work, but it should still be joyful.

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