*Blows off the dust* Hey there, blog. Sorry I haven’t used you much, lately. I know you don’t get a ton of readers, and I guess that made me neglect you. I’m going to try to do better. And hey there to you, people who do read my blog! It’s kind of been in limbo.… Continue reading Finding Purpose and Rhythm
It’s a rather grey, cloudy day here in New Hampshire. I can see some bright blue sky peeking through here and there, but for the most part everything feels soft and drowsy. I don’t entirely mind – I’ve got a cup of hot Earl Grey, I’m listening to some quiet jazz, and I’m pondering where… Continue reading Supporting Actively
Hello all six(plus?!) of you! Katie and I are back from our anniversary vacation and coinciding chest colds! Good stuff, good stuff. It actually was a very nice, albeit short, vacation. We stayed at a fantastic Japanese-style bed and breakfast (Ryokan), bathhouse and all, in rural Connecticut. It gave us time to decompress and relax,… Continue reading Back to the Grind (Slow, slow grind)
Hello Readers! If you’re anywhere near New England (which most of you are, if Social Media is correct), I hope you’ve been enjoying the lovely weather! Honestly, I prefer today’s 60-ish to last weeks 80-ish, but it’s been beautiful nevertheless. My last blog from a couple of weeks ago mentioned that I was just about… Continue reading I Never Want to Play an “Edgy” Game Again
So. Howdy. How are you all doing? It’s been quite a while. I’ll be honest, I’ve been having a hard time writing this blog post. I’ve kind of been avoiding it, and I’m not sure why. At first it was because I was intent on doing a bunch of research on the comics I wanted… Continue reading A Little Bit of Honesty
Sometimes, I think mediocre is worse than flat-out bad. Recently I’ve been playing Vigil Games’ Darksiders II. It was one of those free games you get each month if you pay an extra fee on the Playstation, and thanks to generous family members I’ve had this service for several years now. Mechanically it’s a very… Continue reading Power Creep
I might have mentioned before that growing up, I was not a voracious reader, and I regret that. I did, however, develop an early love of fantastical worlds and deep narratives. You know how little kids tend to watch movies over and over and over again, which when I was growing up meant you eventually… Continue reading Tuppence for Your Thoughts…
Happy New Year, folks! I’m gonna keep this quick because there’s a huge storm here in New Hampshire, and I’m not sure if our power is going to get knocked out. As is customary when a new year rolls around, Aiden and I talk about what we’ve accomplished in the past year and what we… Continue reading New Year, New Goals!
Hey, folks! Today I’d like to share with you a revelation I’ve had recently. Writing is hard! What the heck! When I was younger, stories and ideas came as easily to me as breathing. I wrote all the time, going through multitudes of college-ruled notebooks. Granted, I rarely finished these stories. I wrote down just… Continue reading Writing is…hard??
Good morning, dear readers! I can’t remember if I’ve written on this before, but I’m going to do it anyway! I think a lot about the balance of critique versus kindness, both in my job as an academic advisor for adult learners and in my interactions with other creative friends, most namely, my husby and… Continue reading On Critiquing and Kindness