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Thankfulness

Aspen

As today is Thanksgiving in the United States, I thought I'd pause to thank everyone who's encouraged and supported me so far in my writing journey. I've grown to love the interaction on the blog and even have people I consider friends but who I've never met simply through blogging. It's a wonderful thing. So… Continue reading Thankfulness

Crazy Muscle Memory

Penmanship Practice - Muscle Memory

Our memories, particularly our muscle memories, are the craziest things. Last week I posted about a Jake Weidman tedtalk on penmanship. As a fun exercise, and as something to practice together, my dad and I have started to work on our penmanship. We’ve played around with different pens—fountain pens with their inks, gel pens, regular… Continue reading Crazy Muscle Memory

Night Creature – Throw Fuel to Gecko

Lava - Adventure

Welcome to the last post in the Night Creature Adventure! You can read Part One, Part Two, and Part Three or here’s a quick recap: You were standing watch on the keep wall during a terrible snow storm when you saw a figure slip over the parapet. When you investigated, you found a gecko-like creature clinging… Continue reading Night Creature – Throw Fuel to Gecko

Pen or Computer…That is the Question

Pen and paper

I’ve always hand written my stories. There’s something about the feel of pen and paper that speaks to my creative processes. However, as I work on my next novel, I keep trying to write it on my computer. It’s obviously faster than handwriting and, if I can get my brain to accept this form of… Continue reading Pen or Computer…That is the Question

Night Creature – Ask the Gecko for Help

Wood pile - Adventure Story

Welcome to the third post in the Night Creature Adventure! You can read Part One and Part Two, or here’s a quick recap: You’re standing watch on the keep wall during a terrible snow storm when you see a figure slip over the parapet. When you investigate, you finally find a gecko-like creature clinging to… Continue reading Night Creature – Ask the Gecko for Help

Maybe This is Where It All Started

Journal Book

I’d sit in the doorway of my sister’s bedroom and watch her reading, envying her ability to understand the words. There was something there, something I was missing out on, but try as I might, words on a black and white page refused to make sense to me. One day, we were still in elementary… Continue reading Maybe This is Where It All Started

Night Creature – Help It Off the Wall

Ice

Welcome to the second post in the Night Creature Adventure! If you'd like to read part one click here, or here's a quick recap: You're standing watch on the keep wall during a terrible snow storm when you see a figure slip over the parapet. When you investigate, you finally find a gecko-like creature clinging… Continue reading Night Creature – Help It Off the Wall

The Grandfather Clock

Grandfather Clock

This one's for my mom. My grandfather was a craftsman. He took a pedestal table from a yard sale and rebuilt it into a lovely dining room table with slide out leaves. Over the matter of twenty years he built chairs with burlwood accents crafted in to complete the set. There’s a marble top chest… Continue reading The Grandfather Clock