A Bit of Hum-Drum

Hello hello! Snow day!!! Well, sort of. My university opened late, and since all of my classes today are in the morning, that meant I got to sit around in my pj's drinking coffee and doing (surprise surprise) homework. Sigh. At the moment, though, I'm procrastinating...

New Classes, New Stories

Hello hello! I'm back at school now, already through my first week of classes. Syllabus shock has knocked me down as I look at all the assignments on my calendar and wonder how exactly I'm going to write that many papers in so few months, and it has faded as I settle...

Another New Year…

Hello hello! Here we are, almost a week into the 2020, and I'm happy to report that there have been no near-death experiences of note this time. So instead I'm writing the semi-obligatory "author year reflection" that everyone seems to do. I've never really done one...

Jolabokaflod

A much needed pronunciation guide (At least, I needed it...) No, I didn't sneeze... Jolabokaflod is the name of an Icelandic tradition that translates roughly to "book flood" in English. The tradition is this: on the night of Christmas Eve families exchange books, and...

A Most Excellent Update…

Hey! So, once again I missed my normal post time, but this time I have a semi-respectable reason! The weekend I meant to post an update I was home for Thanksgiving Break (which was wonderful!). That alone means more distractions, but this time I faced the slight...

Light at the End of the Tunnel…

Only two weeks and two more papers between me and freedom! ("freedom" I have homework I have to do over break, but I'm choosing to ignore that at the moment.) Thanksgiving is so close I can...almost...touch it... And then I can be home with my family and my kitty...

His Hour…

Today I’ve woken up. After days, weeks, even months of a strange sleep, once again I’m struck with an understanding powerful beyond description. Coming through a class on the last supper in the Gospel of John, I’m struck by the bittersweetness of it all. Here Jesus...

Writing Update

Hello hello! It's fall!!! Today it's one of those gray days, with the blank blanket of clouds blocking out the sun and shrouding the mountains from sight, with a misty sort of rain and wind that reminds us winter is coming. One of those days with a wonderful chill...

Little Magpie

Hello hello my friends! Can you taste Fall in the air? At this point I can't tell if it's actually feeling like Fall or if it's just my wishful thinking, but I am ready. Ready for frosted mornings melting into warm afternoons, ready for that fresh sent of drying...

Writing What I Know…

By all means, write what you know. Look at the world around you: take off the blinders, step out of your own mind, catch glimpses of lives as utterly unique and unknowable as the mysteries of the ages. Never stop learning, never stop growing, and never stop using...