Category Archives: Real Life

End of 2013

Honestly, on a real-life, personal level, not a lot happened with me in 2013. At the beginning of last year, I had all these things that I’d accomplished and things that I’d tried, but 2013 was merely an extension of … Continue reading

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From Writing to Reality

Last weekend, I participated in my voice teacher’s summer showcases. I’ve been taking from her off and on for the better part of 13 years (I don’t want to think about that number too hard), and I’ve grown a tremendous … Continue reading

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Cold, Dead Fingers

(Naturally, by the time I get to posting this, the matter is temporarily moot, since any legislative measure didn’t pass. However, there will be another mass shooting, another domestic terrorism attack, and when there is, we will have this discussion … Continue reading

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Freedom

I finally got through the third season of Castle, and the episode “Lucky Stiff” stuck out to me. Who doesn’t wonder what would happen if they won the lottery? At one point, Castle correctly points out that what people would … Continue reading

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End of 2012

We saw the end of 2012 without an official apocalypse. I keep expecting Washington to collapse any second now. However, I imagine that particular apocalypse is going to be a slow, painful death, so in the meantime, we’re alive. But … Continue reading

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Tears and Laughter

The other day, I read an EW interview with Patrick Stewart, where he discussed how it was with the cast at the beginning of TNG. According to Stewart, most of the TNG cast were unknowns, including him, and there was … Continue reading

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Fearing the Apocalypse

I’m in soul-bearing mode. I’m always a bit embarrassed to admit that I’m terrified of the end of the world. And it isn’t just the Rapture or zombies or the Dec. 21, 2012, Mayan apocalypse. Also on the list are … Continue reading

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Taking a Break

So for the past two weeks, I’ve been enjoying a good break from writing and the accompanying pressure from trying to fit writing into my schedule. Don’t get me wrong – I love to write, and as I’ve said many … Continue reading

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Derailed

When I get a new idea for a novel or a short story, I don’t panic. I play around with it, turning it this way and that in my hand. I delve into the scenes that pop up in my … Continue reading

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The Sandusky Trial

I was too young during the O.J. trial, too distant from the MJ trial, and I kind of came into the Casey Anthony trial a bit late. So the Jerry Sandusky trial is probably the first high-profile case I have … Continue reading

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