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Showing posts 1 to 10 labeled Personal Life (36 total)

Why I'm Upgrading to Pictures (August 20, 2017)

For a long time now, I've felt that words alone aren't sufficient for the stories I want to convey. More »

T. K. and Sweetie Tie the Knot, Part 2: The Wedding (June 21, 2017)

Sweetie and I were officially married on June 20, 2017, the tenth anniversary of the day we became "Facebook official." More »

T. K. and Sweetie Tie the Knot, Part 1: The Preparations (June 21, 2017)

Sweetie and I are now officially an old married couple. For ease of URL-sharing, I've split my post about our wedding into two. First, the preparations! More »

Surprising Similarities between Sewing and Writing (May 14, 2017)

Sewing and writing seem like very different creative endeavors, but as I learned more about dressmaking I found many surprising similarities. More »

In Defense of Telling: Orienting Readers and Respecting Their Time (April 14, 2017)

I recovered from my crisis of confidence, but I still have yet to begin Rainie Day #2 because of matters of life and death. Literally. In the past month, I attended two conferences and a funeral. (Not quite as catchy as Four Weddings and a Funeral, but believe me, it's been just as manic and emotionally fraught around here as that movie. More »

Sewing Projects (March 23, 2017)

While doing battle with my confidence, I found an outlet for my creative energy in sewing my spring wardrobe. More »

Reflections on 2016 and Goals for 2017 (December 26, 2016)

2016 was a big year for Sweetie and me. We had a lot of adventures and went through a lot of "firsts." More »

Cutie Mark Mindset vs. Kung Fu Mindset (October 16, 2016)

A fixed mindset is the belief that people are good at certain things and bad at certain things, and that can't change. People with fixed mindsets believe everyone is born with certain "talents," and succeeding is a matter of "finding what you're good at." One might also call it the Cutie Mark Mindset. More »

Pros and Cons of a Strong Authorial Voice (September 18, 2016)

If done well and purposefully, a strong authorial voice can make a book. But if done badly or accidentally, it can ruin it. More »

Writing without Fear (July 10, 2016)

Two months into our new home in Central Oregon, Sweetie and I feel like we're finally settling down. We've arranged the furniture, made friends with the neighbors, and learned our way around the area. Last week I went shopping without looking up directions first, and I didn't get lost once! More »