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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 »

New Job, New Home (May 1, 2016)

This blog has been on haitus for a few weeks, and will be for another few weeks, because I'm moving! Tomorrow I start my new job at Central Oregon Community College in Bend. More »

2016 Goals (January 3, 2016)

Last night Sweetie asked me what my 2016 goals are. In general, making New Year's resolutions doesn't work for me because I have a capricious character. If I get a bright idea to accomplish something but don't act on it immediately, I forget about it, or lose interest, or get cold feet. "Tomorrow" or "sometime this year" or "one of these days" usually translates to "never." More »

New Look! (December 6, 2015)

So I redesigned this blog. More »

Fun with Research (August 12, 2015)

While outlining my fantasy trilogy, I've been reading every historical novel in an East Asian setting that I can get my hands on. After I finish each one, I take notes on the Dos and Dont's I've learned from the reading experience. More »

Vacation Days (June 25, 2015)

Before this past Monday, I hadn't blogged, written, jogged, enjoyed a work-free weekend, or slept for an uninterrupted 8 hours for approximately two months. The reason was this, the bane of my existence since January 2014. More »

The Waiting Game (October 3, 2014)

Some people are very bad at playing the waiting game. I am one of those people. More »

Excuses for Writing Badly (April 27, 2014)

Last night Sweetie and I attended the Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy concert performed by the Oregon Symphony in downtown Portland. Since I blew my state tax refund on tickets for the center front row of the dress circle, I made an unusual effort to "dress." And since I went through all that effort, I made Sweetie take pictures on the porch before we left. More »

A Lot o' Lists (October 9, 2013)

Life has taken so many twists since my last post here that I don't know where to begin. It would be impossible (and boring) to cover it all in detail, so here's a brief outline. You know how I love brief outlines. More »

The Great Telephone Interview Disaster of 2013 (May 11, 2013)

On Thursday I had a telephone interview that will be sealed forever in my memory as one of the most mortifying experiences of my life, second only to that time in my freshman year of high school that I impulsively hugged my crush. More »