My brother posted something on his blog a few weeks ago about his “dream project” and it inspired me to think about what my own dream project could be.Read More
Traveling has always been a big part of my family life. When I was a baby and we lived in upstate New York, my parents said I would go with them on drives up to Vermont and New Hampshire. I don’t know if these were spontaneous drives, but I wouldn’t be surprised. My parents have always been a go-with-the-flow type of people. I wouldn’t say I’m a total opposite, but when it comes to travel, I can be particular about how I spend my time.
I recently went on a trip with my parents to Redding to visit my brother and bring him back from a six-week internship up there. It’s not rare for me to travel with my parents anymore but after a few trips without my husband, I’ve been hesitant to leave him at home by himself (mostly for my own sanity). But, Micah had to work so he wasn’t able to come. It would just be me and my parents and brother for a couple of days.Read More
When I think of the concept of imagination, it’s hard not to think first of Spongebob, then of children’s television in general. When I was growing up, there were shows like “Out of the Box” that put the importance of imagination at the forefront (and which gave me unrealistic expectations of making a clubhouse out of boxes). As a writer and an adult™, I don’t often think of how imagination works as a creative force as much as I should. This has changed a bit after reading Amy Tan’s memoir Where the Past Begins.Read More
Hi! It’s been a while.
Like the new look? This website has undergone several evolutions since I got it as a Christmas present from my now-husband when we were dating. At first, it was a place to showcase the stories I wrote in college. After that and for a long time, it housed links to my freelance and news articles, graphic design work, and, most recently, my graduate teaching portfolio.
Last year, I made a (private) resolution to use this website more and update my blog every week since I was paying around $100 for the domain name at the end of each year anyways. For 2019, I wanted to refresh the look and feel as well as my intentions for this blog, so I took a little hiatus to figure out what I wanted to do.Read More
2018 was a great year for reading for me. I read more books this year than I have in a long time and before the end of the year, I would love to share the books I loved best this year.Read More