A few weeks ago I had a dream that I lived in Gotham. This was strange, because I've always been more of a Marvel X-Men fan than a DC Batman girl. But, the dream I had was undoubtedly of Gotham- as evidenced by the Bat Signal lighting the sky. In my dream, I could fly. … Continue reading Gotham Dream
I'm not ready to talk about some things. There are some parts of my life that I still can't bring myself to talk about- at least, not in a serious way. It's one thing to make a joke hinting at that hidden darkness, but it's another thing to open the curtains and expose it to … Continue reading Do You Want to Talk About It?
Writers like to write about writing, and readers like to read about reading. Look, I don't make the rules- I'm just making an observation. I know it's true, because I am both of these people. This realization struck me me as I spent 20 minutes trying to find the perfect book about the history of … Continue reading The Literary Crowd is Meta
I am not a wine expert. I don't know anything about grapes, vintages, or the fermenting processes. There will be no high-end wines from famous vineyards, and there will be no technical terminology in this list. I simply enjoy a cheap and delicious bottle of wine from time to time, and am tired of pretentious … Continue reading A Basic Bitch’s Favorite Wines
Inspired by the Pintrist prompt: "Write what he said about the coffee" "It's cold." He said it blandly, an observation rather than a complaint. It was a short sentence. A mere two words about a cup of coffee after a stony 16 hours of silence. "Should I warm it for you?" I asked, careful to … Continue reading A Cold Cup
I was chosen to work on the development team for a new product at work. In February the company I work for decided to launch a new product, and I was chosen to be part of the team to go beta test it. By April, my department head and the head of product development asked … Continue reading Summer Time Stress: How I’m Handling New Project Madness
I've been on a literary kick. For the last month I've been reading and writing more than I have since starting college. I haven't turned on my television in over a week, and I haven't gone a single day without picking up a book or a pen. I feel like I did when I was … Continue reading Taking a Literary Turn
It hasn't snowed in weeks. I live at the edge of the West Desert in Utah. Snow is our primary form of precipitation. What accumulates in the mountains during winter is what we have to see us through the dry, hot summers. No snow also means that there is no relief from the thick layer … Continue reading Let There Be Snow
Middle Children have a harsh reputation we do not deserve. As middle children we are either ridiculed for our supposed "attention seeking" behavior, or pitied for being less-important than our older and younger siblings. Personally, I find this all ridiculous. I am the 4th of 6 children, meaning that I am a middle child of … Continue reading Middle Child Syndrome, according to a middle child.
I am the writer who doesn't write. In college I told myself I didn't have the time, and the excuse seemed valid at the time. Between full time employment, full-time classes, homework, and commutes- I barely had time to breathe. My writing suffered, but I scribbled when I could and dreamed of graduation. I told … Continue reading Adulthood and Passion: when writers stop writing