This semester I am taking a class I have literally been waiting my entire life to take: my first creative writing class since I sat in Mrs. Dulgar’s writing class in my senior year of high school. Anyways, the class is non-fiction writing. (Non-fiction writing=true stories). How cool is it to take a class where… Read More How I Became a Licensed Driver
Yesterday one of my coworkers told me that our former boss had stopped by with some great news: Her book was finally published! And, we could buy it on Amazon.com for only $17.99! A few months ago, she (my then boss) and I were talking and she told me that she was in the final… Read More Here’s A Story
It might surprise you to know that not every English major wants to be a teacher. I know, because I am an English major, and I have never had any intentions of teaching. Even when I was a Spanish major, I didn’t think I would be a teacher. I don’t like talking in front of… Read More The Truth About English Majors
Every so often I randomly see something and it makes me think about something or someone I knew way back when. Yesterday something like that happened. I was browsing at the used bookstore in the mall… browsing because it is January and I am post-Christmas broke and can’t really afford to buy anything, and I… Read More Friends In High Spaces
For many years I swore that the year I was currently experiencing was the “worst” ever. Bad things kept happening, and despite the fact that I would wish the badness of the year away, things only seemed to get worse with the change of the new year. At a certain point every year seemed to… Read More Thoughts on The Fourth Day of The Year
I’m currently working on my portfolio that is required of me to graduate with a degree in Rhetoric/Writing. This is one of the pieces I am including. It has been over 25 years since I set foot in Costa Rica, but the memories I had of that summer will stay with me forever. When I… Read More They Called Me “Gringa”
At 12:15am as I was laying in bed Sunday night I realized that I had failed to post anything for day 30 of the Nablopomo challenge. Lots of reasons for that. My kids and I had a belated Thanksgiving dinner and we finished decorating the house for Christmas. Now I just need to shop. I… Read More Day 30…2 days later.
It’s been a long day. Once again I was overly ambitious in the things I thought I’d get done. And only did a fraction of the things I thought I’d do. But…we got up our tree today. The purple lights I’ve been waiting all year to put on the tree look more like a shade… Read More Day 29. Second to Last Day.
Recently I received a friend request on Facebook from someone whom I haven’t spoken with in a very long time. I wasn’t sure whether or not to accept the request. For one thing, this person was on my mental list of friend requests I would never accept for any reason. I’m pretty sure that when… Read More Day 28: Are You My Friend?
So because it’s Thanksgiving I figure I should write about things I am grateful for. Of course, I am grateful for a lot of things. Always number one on my list is my children. They have changed me and my life in more ways than I can count. My parents. When I knew I was… Read More Day 27: My Post on Gratefulness