Carpe diem

Hurray! My new League Cycling Instructor shirt arrived, and I like how it goes with the necklace I made with a coin I crushed on a train track while working on my latest short story, Pennies on the Tracks. And so, once, again, let’s go. Carpe diem. Seize the day. Claim your space. Take the…

On track

Lots brewing, yet trying to stay on track with my latest fiction (which is now growing from a short story to a full-fledged novel). It’s time-consuming (especially since I’m an experiential researcher) and mentally exhausting. And I love every minute of it.

Positive affirmations

I made these necklaces from the coins I smashed on the tracks as research for my new short story, Pennies on the Tracks (which I already submitted — fingers crossed). These affirmations serve to remind me of some positive actions I can take on a daily basis during these very trying times in our country…

Pennies on the tracks

One of my fave books is The Grapes of Wrath (which I read for the first time just a couple of years ago), for many reasons. I especially love that John Steinbeck mixes fiction and nonfiction so much that the book actually shifts from storytelling to straight journalism between chapters. As someone who straddles that…