Nablopomo day 9. I’m debating whether or not to post something meaningful about the presidential election results, but I’ve got nothing. It’s not that I am trying to be flippant or act as if I don’t care, because that is quite the opposite. This was the first presidential election where I had a definitive plan… Read More The day after.
I did. Gotta exercise my constitutional right. On my 18th birthday, which happened to fall on an election day, my dad drove me to our designated polling place and helped me register to vote. Then he told me who to vote for. It wasn’t a presidential election and don’t ask me who or what I… Read More Did You Vote Today?
One of the things that used to come up a lot in my English classes were the “Fifty Shades of Grey” books, and the “Twilight” series. In class one time when we were talking about it my professor said, “How is it, that bad writing can become so popular, and the good stuff does not?”… Read More Good Writing, Bad Writing, And Everything In Between
Have you ever had a day, when you knew you were going to get some type of life changing news? That’s me today; waiting for the phone to ring, waiting for the life changing news. I have things to do and places to go but I’m afraid if I step away from my phone for… Read More Playing the Waiting Game
For 3 years, my son Z and I went for breakfast every other week at this little cafe down the road from our house. I loved this place because we would walk in and everyone would greet us. The waitress would bring us our beverages. The cook already had our orders in before we even… Read More Death of A Smalltown Cafe
So the other day I was thinking about how things are finally getting better for me. For one thing, I graduated from college three weeks ago. Considering that I started in 1991, the fact that I finally finished is no small feat for me. Seriously. I am so proud of myself and I am not… Read More While I’ve Been Away
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