Something New

I don't know about you, but to me this Easter feels a little bit...heavy. Easter for me is usually a joyful occasion--the colors are bright, egg hunts are fun, spring is everywhere. It's supposed to be a celebration. Of new life, of new possibilities. Of rebirth. Spring is here this year, just like it is... Continue Reading →

January 5 ISWG Blog Hop: What Do You Regret?

Happy Wednesday! The Insecure Writers’ Group is a group of writers offering motivation and encouragement to all those taking on the challenges of writing. Every month the ISWG sponsors a blog hop where writers can blog about a topic related to overcoming obstacles and exploring various aspects of the writing journey. If you’d like to... Continue Reading →

A Hundred Glittering Lights

I love looking at the lights on the Christmas tree. I think that’s what I'll miss most when the season is over. There is a lot of hope in the lights. They seem to contain a million thoughts—a welcome of rest and peace for the moment, promises of hope and answered prayers for the future.... Continue Reading →

Today I’m Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving! If this is a day you celebrate, how are you celebrating today? For me, Thanksgiving has always been a special day. More than the food, more than the get togethers, more than anything really, Thanksgiving has always been about reflection. For me the day is a sort of pause, a day where time... Continue Reading →

The Halloween Parade

Happy Halloween! It's hard to believe that it's been another year already, another fall, another season. It's still early in the morning here as I sit at my computer writing this. Through my window the street is quiet. The sun is out, no one else is. But even though it's early, soon the street will... Continue Reading →

Vampire Weekend Read

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” -Bram Stoker, Dracula Who's your favorite literary vampire of them all? I asked myself that question this weekend as I finished reading The Vampyre by John William Polidori, featuring the diabolical Lord Ruthven (spoiler, he's definitely not my favorite vampire). It's a popular... Continue Reading →

Killer Thoughts

Gathered around the table, each of us with a cup of coffee, she leaned forward conspiratorially as she prepared to tell me the secret she needed to share. “I killed him,” she whispered. “I killed him with my thoughts.” This elderly lady, a family member of mine who I will call Lili for this post,... Continue Reading →

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