Shadow of Thoughts

In the bog of technical writing my creative muse wants to languish and die. She’s like a petulant youth sulking in the middle of the room with dramatic sighs and the abrupt declaration of being bored. Research has become the vegetables she is loath to eat, and not even the promise of dessert can induce […]

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Games and Drama

I’ve been working on world building and establishing character baselines for a story idea that has been slowly consuming every errant moment I can spare from real life. This has had me thinking about character flaws, and that always relates to how real people act and cope with life. The worst of which many of […]

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Go Forth In Fear

Test all hopes and dreams in the fires of reality. Weather storms that break ships. Drown in the waters of tears. Trust knowing it will be broken. Love understanding that it will be betrayed. Learn caution by casting it to the winds. And when you feel broken, And breathing is an effort Do not turn […]

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Because There Are Wonderful Things

I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets overwhelmed by how harsh the world can be, especially with people in it. Mother Nature may have been particularly harsh this winter with her Polar Vortex and and general inconsistency for us in North Carolina, but if you listen to the news there are plenty of […]

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Motherhood Sacrifices

Motherhood is full of sacrifices. This is what I have been told by many sources throughout my life. It is what I have felt as a truth from the time before I became a mother. As a mother I have experienced its power, the power of believing this as a truth. I have struggled with […]

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Withdrawing From The World

I used to think that the best job in the world would be as a filing clerk. I didn’t know what a real filing clerk did, but in my mind I used to imagine being in a room full of bookshelves and filing cabinets where I spent the day organizing information and storing it. In […]

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Starting with a Polar Vortex

2014 is off to an interesting start with a Polar Vortex here in the US, and here’s where my mind goes with that. Science Fiction? The first thing that came to mind upon hearing the weather phenomenon called a Polar Vortex was The Day After Tomorrow. (It also kind of made me think of Arctic […]

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