It has been nearly four years since I touched this blog and a lot has happened in the interim. Continue reading
Category Archives: About Me
The Blasted GRE – Round 1
So, I’ve run up against another barrier to my writing. I have taken on the mighty task of studying for the GRE in order to make myself graduate school worthy. (I want to enrol in a Masters of Education program). Now my free time has been filled with studying, editing, child playing, and not enough sleep. This leaves me with zero blog time.
However! I do have to practice for the writing prompts, and as such, I thought I would post them as prompts for anyone wanting to take a crack at boring old ‘analytical writing’. Continue reading
36 possible books for the price of 1! Sounds great, right?
Okay, I am going to throw the ugly word our there now… it’s a pyramid scheme. BUT A GOOD ONE! The only thing you do to participate in this is buy one (1) book and send it along. Then gather up six friends who want to play along and have them do the same.
If you send along your book, and you can find some brave souls who want to participate, you can get up to 36 books back from this… for the price of 1 book!
I don’t like money making schemes. Book making schemes though? I’m all for it.
I bought my book and sent it along, and if that is all it costs me, I am happy to have done it. If you would like to have a few books come your way and spread literacy and the love of it around, please like this post.
But! Only like this post if you want to participate. You can email me at my gmail address (located in the “contact me” section of my blog) and I will send you the rest of the details.
Let’s spread some book love around!
Mount Fuji, or how I almost died.
This is an old blog I wrote nearly 6 years ago – dear God, has it really been that long? – after climbing Mount Fuji. When I saw the daily post ‘mountain‘ I couldn’t help but dig it back up.
Mountain climbing really is an amazing experience and re-reading this brought that back in a huge rush. If you’ve never climbed a mountain, I would highly recommend it.
PS – I actually took that picture!
Of Exes & Turning the Page
I had an ex contact me recently and it got me thinking about how so much of our lives are like a photo book. There are snapshots we take of the big moments that define much of who we are, and these moments give context to the life we see when we turn to look over our shoulders. Continue reading
This is a post in response to the daily prompt: Childhood.
I compiled a list of things that came to mind as soon as I read the word, and it’s in no particular order. I am sure some of them will relate, depending on your age, and others will have a similar link but a different name.
Still, the idea of childhood brings with it a very visceral response that ignites memories of a day when things seemed so much simpler..
Priorities are a B*&%^
So, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth (for those that care 🙂 ) I’ve just hit a wall where I had to ask myself some tough questions. Continue reading
Daily Post: The Road Less Traveled
Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded.
The day was March 11th, 2011. I was living in a small town, teaching English to junior high school students. It was their graduation day that day, a whole class of children were moving on to high school in a week. Many cried, many laughed. To be honest, up until 2:45 that day, it had been a really good day.
The graduation finished at around noon and the teachers all headed back to the staff room to pretend to work. I sat at my desk, typing away as always. I was trying to put the last touches on the novel I was writing.
Then it hit. I heard it coming up through the ground before I felt it, and every sense in my mind told me to run. I shot up from my desk, slammed my computer shut, and bolted for the door. The other teachers actually laughed at me.
They wouldn’t be laughing long… Continue reading
We Regret To Inform You…
Due to circumstances beyond my control I won’t be able to publish this week’s A Story from 10 Words. It’s been a rather hectic week and it ended in much the same fashion.
I could rush the work and produce something below my standards, but that serves no good purpose.
That being the case, I will be moving the schedule back a week and I thank all of the loyal readers of this series for your patience and understanding! Continue reading
Of Racism & Pride
Race and racism is a complex issue. I can readily admit that I lack the proper skill to tackle the entire beast in one post. However, there is something that has occurred to me over the past few years that I would like to put out in the world.