It's always hard when a series is in its final throes. There's been so much build up and time invested in the story that it can feel impossible for the ending to live up to the hype. But I think the season has done a good job so far, we've been allowed to revel a … Continue reading Game of thrones – the season so far
I recently read A simple favor, a twisty thriller about the friendship of two women and the mysterious disappearance of one of them. I had a fair amount of feelings while reading this book - Unlikable characters with interesting stories to tell: I've always envied and wondered on how this can be done in my … Continue reading A Simple Favor and connection
It's been little while since I wrote a quote post, but I think this one is well worth the effort: "Everything has beauty in it, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius It might sound a bit cheesy, but this year I'm trying to make an effort to start each day with gratitude. I'm hoping … Continue reading Seeing the beauty
Sometimes, people can really surprise you and show you an act of kindness when you need it most. I first noticed this several years ago when I was going through a bad divorce and happened upon several kind strangers. Even though they weren't a part of my life, just by showing kindness, they made a … Continue reading On Kindness
"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence." - Eckhart Tolle As we finish out the first month of this new … Continue reading On presence
He tells me everyone has baggage. I am no exception. I don't have the 5-piece matching set with little rolling wheels (I always have jokes), but I have some none-the-less. I imagine us all - commuting, walking, or hanging out with our collection of carry-ons, carryalls, and that 5-piece matching set. Invisible luggage clogging up … Continue reading baggage
As a writer, I believe in the power of words. When I’m sad, I wrap them around me like a blanket - finding comfort in the warmth of their wisdom. I find solace in reading line after line, until their strength moves within me - and pushes me past comfort and into action. I am … Continue reading The power of words
I recently learned a new word: MacGuffin. To my writer friends: I know, I'm possibly the last writer to learn this word. To everyone else, allow me to explain something I just learned about myself: A MacGuffin is something that moves the plot along, but by itself is not really important (or can be substituted … Continue reading MacGuffins
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Well, it's that time again. We're in the midst of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), where novices and experts alike try to write 50,000 words in one month. I wish I could say there are two kinds of writers - those who struggle to craft every word and those who write quickly and with a … Continue reading How do you write?