Last year right around my bday I took a second job. I had just turned 40 and honestly it felt like a defeat. It meant I still wasn’t published, wasn’t any closer to achieving my dreams despite the thousands of words, hundreds of hours, and dogged pursuit of becoming a better writer. It’s a nice… Continue reading Ash Wednesday
It’s time for the annual New Years Post. I might not write much on this ol’ blog but I like taking a moment to reflect on last year and speak a word or two over this new year. 2021 was a year of loss for me. I know I’m not the only one. I lost… Continue reading 2022
I am about to step into the next decade of my life and it’s feeling so much messier than I’d hoped it would. Turning thirty was easy. I felt like an adult, and was finally taking charge of my hopes and dreams. Forty feels like failure. I know it’s not. I could absolutely make a… Continue reading Facing Down the Next Decade.
Years ago when Grammy was first worried about Alzheimers she told me that even if her mind forgot me her heart never would. I can still see her standing in her kitchen tapping her chest, both of us getting choked up. The doctors cleared her then but I never forgot that conversation. It was a… Continue reading To My Grammy.
I wait in line at the post office while my grandma lays in a bed 2,000 miles away waiting to die. Even if I was there I wouldn’t be let in. Not with COVID crawling all over the place. At the post office we stand six feet apart. Masked, avoiding each other’s gaze as if… Continue reading Waiting
Okay, so I dropped off with my Nancy posts for a bit. In that time I’ve gone from saying “this show is the most ridiculous thing. The real Nancy Drew would be ashamed!” to being like “WHEN IS THE NEXT EPISODE!” In case you’re wondering, it’s still ridiculous. And, unless you are a Winchester, I… Continue reading Nancy Drew…I Might Love It
What? it’s still January… Last year was a strange year. I learned a lot, met some new people continued to build relationships and made some mistakes. It wasn’t bad, but it definitely wasn’t what I was hoping it would be. At the beginning of last year I really had this sense that I was going… Continue reading Annual New Years Post 2020
Remember the end of summer ritual where you kick over a bucket of water and if BLOOD spills out you’re going to die? Remember when I said to get out of a town with a ritual like that because there is definitely going to be something weirder and more sinister going on? Enter the Velvet… Continue reading The Mystery of Blackwood Lodge
There is no longer any question if ghosts are real. If you’d been holding on to the slim hope that the hauntings were some elaborate setup by a clever murder/ real-estate investor you would have been wrong. I was wrong. Ghost possession is not only real in Horseshoe Bay it’s also doing splendidly. Mrs. Hudson’s… Continue reading The Case of the Wayward Spirit
Nancy Drew, episode four was about a 180 from the last episode. There were no fun clues or puzzles. No riddles where the key to the answer was a book ISBN number. Instead, this episode was all about ghosts (yes there is now more than one) and a funeral. Two ghosts, and a Funeral… The… Continue reading The Haunted Ring