The Honesty of Failure

The Honesty of Failure

Humanity doesn’t appreciate lies. I don’t care what the philosophers say. This, to me, is a fact. And unless you’re some weird-psycho-alien-thing, I’m going to assume that you don’t like them either. I certainly don’t. I don’t particularly enjoy telling them either, so I feel the need to have a brief moment of honesty and [...]

Between Worlds

Between Worlds

Do you ever feel like you're careening at break-neck speed towards a goal that never gets closer? (Yes, that's a paradox. Bear with me.) At the beginning of August, I had plans. Big plans. I'd finally found my writing pace after months of being unproductive, and my book was flowing better than ever. I'd acquired [...]

A Trip Down Ancestry Lane—ft. my mother, a graveyard, and a toy car

A Trip Down Ancestry Lane—ft. my mother, a graveyard, and a toy car

Last week, as life decided to pile up on us, mom, Anna, and I thought it high time we shirked our responsibilities and went out for a mid-afternoon Starbucks. We're really not lazy, I promise. (Well, actually, I might be, but that's a different subject.) But this time of year is our book business's busiest [...]

From the Heart of Discouragement to the Head of Pride

From the Heart of Discouragement to the Head of Pride

I almost didn't publish something today. Hang on, hang on, there's a reason. (There always is...) This wasn't just me being lazy and furtively ignoring my blogging accountability partner. (Which I would *cough* NEVER *cough cough* do... *choke*) The reason I almost didn't post today is ACTUALLY because of you guys. Yep. It's YOUR fault. [...]

Wisdom from the Utterly Stupid: Pirates of the Caribbean

Yes, I am completely behind the times. Though that really shouldn't come as a great shock to anyone. *ahem* Guys, we did it. My family finally watched something that is kind of a classic. Last month, actually, so that's something to be proud of, despite the fact that I'm relaying old news. And, during a [...]

Beyond the Hill

Hello, my people. Today I bring you another philosophical pondering which is both deep and dangerous. You've been warned. See, in my aunt's cow pasture, there's this decently large hill that's full of ticks and weeds and other such nastiness. When I was little, I would look up toward the top, and wonder what was [...]