A Novel Reflection: The Happiness of Pursuit

The tagline for Chris Guillebeau’s book is “FINDING THE QUEST THAT WILL BRING PURPOSE TO YOUR LIFE,” in appropriate sized font, albeit in all caps and circled in red – at least for… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2K16 Update: Week 2

Last week was rough, in more than just the writing sense. I was only really able to break through the funk on Saturday and put in some quality hours of writing at a… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2K16 Update: Week 1

The first week of NaNoWriMo 2K16 is over, and I will admit I have given a less than stellar performance during that time. I mentioned that I was not starting a new novel this month,… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2016 – GO!

It’s finally the Thursday of the year, November, and that means writers everywhere are going to fall into a virtual state of coffee-blooded hermititude while they race against the clock to complete 50,000… Continue reading

How Inktober Encouraged My Mistakes

  What the hell is Inktober? Jake Parker’s brainchild for 31 Days 31 Drawings. The very basics? Draw something in ink every single day and post it online for the world to see. It… Continue reading

Politics in the Classroom

Last week The Washington Post published the article, “Teachers are expected to remain politically neutral. These Teachers of the Year say they can’t.” One of the reasons given for not including politics as a topic… Continue reading

Undertaking a Life Audit

In response to my desire to live more creatively, there are a number of projects I’ve finally decided to kick off so that I can utilize the time I currently have on my hands.… Continue reading

Changing Creative Lenses

I follow a number of friends and artists whose artistic skills simply astound me. They can bring characters and stories to life in ways I can’t possibly fathom, and they do it so well.… Continue reading

Learning to Trust in Creative Living

  I was expecting to be unemployed for the summer, had planned on it in fact. I had signed up for a TEFL/TESOL certification course in the Twin Cities and would be staying… Continue reading

Educating vs Programming

May 26th was the day I said goodbye to my final group of students as they left for summer vacation. It was one of the hardest and most emotionally overwhelming afternoons I have… Continue reading