Current Events · General Thoughts

Girls Matter, and So Do Their Toys

There’s a new Barbie, and she comes in three different sizes. You’ve probably already heard about this; I’m not a news site, so I didn’t rush to post this on Thursday when the announcement was released. But nevertheless, I’m pretty darn excited. Like most girls my age in the United States, I grew up with… Continue reading Girls Matter, and So Do Their Toys

Current Events · General Thoughts · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person · Writing

Blood Sports For the Gentle Soul

When was the last time you saw real fear on someone’s face? How about pain? Shock? Rage-fueled fury? I’m not talking movies here, either, no, I mean real people displaying real emotions. When is the last time you saw something utterly raw? I see it plenty. See, I’m an MMA fan. MMA stands for mixed… Continue reading Blood Sports For the Gentle Soul

General Thoughts · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

One More Time: The Days That Fade At the Edges

One More Time If you were able to relive one day from the last 12 months, which day would it be — and why? The last twelve months have been pretty quiet for me. The LLC I’m part of sold the house we’d remodeled; I directed The Secret Garden: The Musical with my mother; my husband… Continue reading One More Time: The Days That Fade At the Edges

Why I'm a Ridiculous Person · Writing

Morbid Humor and the Sensitive Soul

Every once in a while, my morbid sense of humor bites me in the bum. Despite the goat blood jokes, the references to those drugs that turn up every once in a while in real life to turn people in zombies who eat people’s faces, the presence in my manuscript of some seriously nasty stab wounds,… Continue reading Morbid Humor and the Sensitive Soul

Publishing · Short Stories

Announcing the Publication of “The Foreigner’s Loneliness”

********SO YOU KNOW! This story is now available on my website, right here, for free! Please feel free to read it!********* Exciting news! Yours truly has sold a short story. That’s right, Solarwyrm Press out of New Zealand is publishing “The Foreigner’s Loneliness” in Latchkey Tale’s October 2015 edition: Clockwise (The Darkest Hour). “The Foreigner’s Loneliness” is a… Continue reading Announcing the Publication of “The Foreigner’s Loneliness”

Current Events · General Thoughts · Words · Writing

Thug and Other Words That Have Lost Their Political Correctness

I don’t really follow politics, I don’t watch the news, I don’t read the papers, because whenever I do, I become hopelessly enraged at all the things I cannot change. Mostly I stick to small local stuff that I can actually have a hand in. But the events of the day trickle in anyway via articles… Continue reading Thug and Other Words That Have Lost Their Political Correctness

General Thoughts · Technology · Twitter · Zoe

Deaf Dogs and Social Media, Surprisingly Compatable

Yesterday, I was playing on Twitter when the following tweet popped up: @Izi_Garcia Yes! I have a deaf dalmation, she’s 14 years old now. What kind of dog do you have? — Steph (@ShunterNi) September 23, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Question? Answer. 2015, you continue to blow my mind. Sounds simple, right? Let me tell you a… Continue reading Deaf Dogs and Social Media, Surprisingly Compatable

General Thoughts · This Website

How Do Websites Work? Probably Not Like This

Technology: not my best subject. You know how people go on about how some people are early adapters? Well, I’m the opposite. I had a physical keyboard on my phone until 2013, my voicemail is still the default message, and until a month ago I put two spaces after every period. In a word: if it’s not… Continue reading How Do Websites Work? Probably Not Like This