Cats, Me

The Big Move Part III: Resignation

Part I and Part II if you're interested. Cat wrangling, much like ballet, is simultaneously an art and a sport. It leaves you breathless as well as creatively drained. On the morning we were to finally leave, the Thursday after Valentine's Day and a day behind schedule, our furry children had to be put in… Continue reading The Big Move Part III: Resignation

Me

The Big Move Part II: Betrayal

Have you, Dear Reader, ever felt betrayed by an inanimate object? I often attribute human characteristics to objects. I mentioned how Mari Kondo does this in Letting Go, and I said it's probably a little nuts to other people, but on some level I think most of us do this. I apologize to or become… Continue reading The Big Move Part II: Betrayal

Me

The Big Move Part I: Optimism

If there is only one universal truth to life, it is surely this: You are never really prepared to move. You can have a plan laid out, you can do as much ahead of time as possible, you can watch all the tips and tricks videos that exist, but you will never truly be prepared… Continue reading The Big Move Part I: Optimism

Writing

An Excerpt

Since I'll very soon be able to focus on writing and editing a trilogy of fantasy quest stories I've been working on over the last *muffled number* years, I thought I'd share a little excerpt from the first book. The series is as yet unnamed which is probably a mistake on my part, but it… Continue reading An Excerpt

Me

Letting Go

Saying goodbye to Tampa, to work, to my friends, these things will be hard. But saying goodbye to my stuff? Dear Reader, there is little else in the world I love as much as throwing shit away. Hands down, the best part of moving is the opportunity one gets to purge. I don't even think… Continue reading Letting Go

Vacancy

Vacancy – 1.09 – Please Don’t Worry

¬†Vacancy is an ongoing web serial. Find out more about it and start reading here. You can also listen to this episode here. Lorelei pushed the curtains away as she curled herself up on the window seat. Outside, an open field was glowing back in golden oranges under the morning sun despite how late she… Continue reading Vacancy – 1.09 – Please Don’t Worry

Writing

The Sportball We

I love language. The trivialities of linguistics, the odd words we use, how simple semantics can change entire meanings, dialects, colloquialisms: it's all awesome (except, I admit, there are some accents that I hate, but that's a whole other thing). English is remarkably complex and word-wealthy, borrowing from so many other languages and spreading across… Continue reading The Sportball We