a self-care lesson courtesy of my late grandma “Alive or dead,” my grandma said, “I want to go home.” We laughed then, because we were at the hospital and she was dying. There was a real chance she wouldn’t make it home, where she wanted to be. So we laughed, because it was that or […]
Category: Musings. Disregard unless interesting.
At the beginning of September, I announced I was shutting down my book blog of five years. But the truth was, the blog had been dead long before then, even though we continued to post there. How often do we hang onto things too long? Letting go of my book blog ultimately has little impact on anyone’s […]
At the end of July, I traveled to Alaska, where my brother has been stationed in the Air Force for the past few years. It was the first time I’d been the one traveling to see him since flying out to San Antonio for his basic training graduation. The sheer beauty and awesomeness of Alaska aside, […]
You’ve read it before: long, descriptive paragraphs dedicated to setting the scene or painting a picture of a character. Which you promptly forget. If you read the paragraph at all. (I skim. You probably do too.) Book bloggers enjoy casting real people in the role of their favorite book characters, and the variety of their choices shows […]
I’m not the type of person who shares her every thought and whim and desire. Or my food, drink, possessions, or space, but that’s not what this post is about. Private may be a good word for it, though I usually have no trouble talking about myself when prompted. It’s more that it never occurs […]