Things I own or pay for in the hopes I will wake up transformed into the person of my dreams: Adobe Creative Suite Glass pens Size 6 dress Blank photo albums and picture frames Christmas/Holiday cards Leather motorcycle jacket Raised bed gardening book (the best one!)
A couple of weeks ago I went down one of those YouTube rabbit holes and ended up delighting in the exploits of Stoffle the Honey Badger (as well as other related honey badger content): I'm now trying to write a honey badger into a reverse portal story which takes place largely in Toronto...if only honey … Continue reading Honey badger
Carl and I are at the Georgian Bay Hotel celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary (!!) and departing for the Scandinave Spa in about 45 minutes. I'm lying in a king sized bed in a suite that seems huge, and he's on the balcony meditating. Things have changed for me. Last night, we were weighing our … Continue reading Deconstruction
I've been writing fiction quite a bit lately, thanks in no small part to a small but mighty writer's group a few of my friends from high school and I formed at the start of the year. We all wanted to be writers when we grew up, and lo, here we are doing it. My … Continue reading Voice Lessons
"I will never enjoy simplicity again; it will never be good enough for me. I require so many more ingredients; I require so much more technique. I need to be danced for and entertained. I have made the region of my delight a tiny head of a pin. Did anyone tell me that it would … Continue reading Byte sized #10 – author love
This week Brené Brown's The Midlife Unravelling has been hitting my feeds, and it's well worth a read. I've been thinking lately that my crisis isn't actually over and it was both validating and annoying to read something that made me realize...it never actually will be. With this understood, I can get on with the job … Continue reading So how’s the midlife crisis going?
The last month, when my leg has been mostly ready to go, I have been struggling to get back into martial arts training, which isn't really great for a martial artist! But I was reading a question on a chat community from someone who wants to exercise but feels like they are just no good … Continue reading Proprioception, or how to exercise when you hate it and you aren’t any good at it.
I was speaking with my mother-in-law Judy over the weekend about mediums and the concept of an afterlife. To picture this conversation you have to understand that I was in the backseat with my crutches and my Air Cast and wondering how I was going to cope with the buffet-style meal my youngest chose for … Continue reading Enslaved and Empowered
Sometimes when we lose our heroes we lose ourselves. And the corollary holds. Growing up I frequently got through the day (hour...minute) by fantasizing constantly. My mind was full of The Bionic Woman, Star Wars, Star Trek, Arthurian legend, V, Pern...pretty much anything other than the there and then. I could call it fandom, or … Continue reading No Man’s Land (1)
That's me in the corner That's me in the spotlight Losing my religion Trying to keep up with you And I don't know if I can do it Oh no I've said too much I haven't said enough -R.E.M. I did manage to get Darth Boot (my 'walking' cast I'm not allow to walk in … Continue reading Luke Skywalker, losing his religion