Shower Thoughts

Today in the shower, where I do most of my best thinking, I was whining softly to myself about how tired I am, how hard I'm fighting with myself to stay positive and outraged, walking the fine line of anger and activism, how I can't focus on plots or stanzas because of this administration and … Continue reading Shower Thoughts

Wednesday’s A Moment…

Every year, my baseline seems to slip a little lower. I fight it full throttle, no excuses, no mercy. I remember a young man I had as a patient. He had cancer. He was dying. He was in love. They tried everything. Nothing was too strange. Nothing was off the table. Every minute was precious … Continue reading Wednesday’s A Moment…

Interview with Tonya Moore

There's a new SF&F community online, and Tonya is the founder and developer - she's also an author and reader. If you're looking for a place to chat, post stories, find critique partners, or just mess about, SpecFics is the place. Tonya R. Moore is a Jamaican writer of speculative fiction–short stories, web serials, and … Continue reading Interview with Tonya Moore

“The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.”

Where in your life do you feel powerful? Why? This question was hard for me to answer directly. I had to look at it from the corner of my eye, like a faint star. First, how do we define power? When I feel powerful, am I truly? Or is it only my perception? You may … Continue reading “The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.”

A Moment…

Wednesdays are for taking a creative moment & counting blessings, sharing inspiration, & anticipating the approaching weekend. I'd love for you to share your Wednesday moment in the comments or attach a link to your blog. Is anyone else out there drowning in the rubble of our news?  This week has been rough. More than … Continue reading A Moment…

Nine of Swords – Anxiety and Doubt

I've been working my way through The Creative Tarot by Jenna Crispin (who is almost as ubiquitous as Lin Manuel-Miranda these days). One of my favorite cards in the deck is the Nine of Swords. Does that strike you as odd? Like claiming I love The Tower or something? I relate to this card. This … Continue reading Nine of Swords – Anxiety and Doubt

Make the Change: A Victory!

The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny the easement for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. --NPR, Eyder Peralta Look what we did! Look. Give thanks. Cry a little. Scream and laugh because Justice won. Thank you to the Native Americans, who by standing firm and resolute, have made this possible. Their … Continue reading Make the Change: A Victory!

Do you have Goals? November Edition

What happened? It was Halloween, and I was eating candy. I blinked, and suddenly it was Thanksgiving. This month was a bust. Between the grief of the election results, the horror of the political appointments, the puppy being sick, and the new schedule with both kids working - I did very little. Rejections - 2 … Continue reading Do you have Goals? November Edition