Good Bye

We buried my brother-in-law today. My sister’s husband. He battled a diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer for the past three years. The call came from my grandmother at 4:47am Sunday, January 17. By the end of the day, I was in Massachusetts. I’m no good at eulogies, and I’m certainly not the best person to […]


This week’s distractions: Signing up for a master class in acting, put on by a local professional theater company. Working on my Halloween costume, which requires sewing lessons with my grandmother. The program (tentative) for the World Fantasy Convention next month. This year’s focus is on epic fantasy, which is much more my flavor than […]

Note To Self

Dear Self, Maybe three blog posts in a week is too much. I’m not saying I don’t want you to have fun, or a space to vent, or whatever – I’m just saying that making three posts in a week, then disappearing for three weeks, does not a consistent schedule make. Consider this your reminder […]

Random Thought Of The Day

What if books were separated not into fiction and non-fiction, but by subject as determined by the title? That’s right — all you have to go on is the title. Just a glance at the nearest bookcase gives me… Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series shelved in medical Laurie R. King’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice shelved with […]

Five Favorite Flavors

So Katy asked me over on Facebook what my five favorite ice cream flavors are. Here they are, in no particular order: Huckleberry (Sadly, I don’t think it exists in Maine) Beni-imo (Discovered on my first trip to Japan and haven’t had it since, described to me as “purple potato” ice cream, but I think […]