Things that Inspire: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The end of a year always makes me reflective and this year is no exception. Rather than recap the sorry state of affairs of American Politics – arguably the one of the biggest news stories of the year – I instead wanted to share some inspiration. I wrote this post to honor the amazing workContinue reading “Things that Inspire: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust”

Using FanFiction for Writing Practice & Cinematic Therapy

If you’ve read my blog you know I’m a massive Star Wars fan.  Though I’ve seen the film twice I’m still not sure of how I feel about The Last Jedi. I think my main source of distress is simply not understanding how the story progresses from here. To me, The Last Jedi felt to muchContinue reading “Using FanFiction for Writing Practice & Cinematic Therapy”

Chasing Carrie Fisher

In honor Carrie Fisher and the opening of “The Last Jedi” later this week I decided to read all of Carrie’s memoirs and watch her one woman special “Wishful Drinking”. While I was on my “Carrie-binge” I threw in “Bright Lights” about her Hollywood upbringing and relationship with her mother Debbie Reynolds for good measure.Continue reading “Chasing Carrie Fisher”

Someday I Will Write a Tell All About My Family

  And it will be a tragic comedy. I love my family.  I do.  But I’ve always felt like I’m from a different planet. Somewhere in the great beyond my soul got shuttled into this family that I’m destined to never really understand, or fully fit, yet be eternally frustrated by.  They are good people,Continue reading “Someday I Will Write a Tell All About My Family”

But Is It Weird Enough?

I like to consider my ongoing writing a work of fantasy.  Which, technically speaking, I suppose it is.  But lately I find myself wondering if it’s really weird (or fantastical) enough for my chosen genre.  Certainly there are plenty of “other world” elements but believe me it’s no The Left Hand of Darkness of UrsulaContinue reading “But Is It Weird Enough?”