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I’m Having An Art Exhibit, and You Should Come

Four years ago, I wrote a blog post about starting to paint again. It was really crazy, actually. I hadn't painted or drawn or done anything artsy or craftsy in years. I mean I wasn't even a Pinterest mom at that point. Blasphemy, I know. I literally wanted nothing to do with art, and the… Continue reading I’m Having An Art Exhibit, and You Should Come

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There is no room for literacy at my local pub…

Sadly, my local pub is apparently among those that prefer idiocy and ignorance to intelligence and education. Gladly, I don't care if  anyone's feelings are hurt that I honestly share my experience in coming to this conclusion. If you're ever in California, don't waste your time at Brendan's Irish Pub and Restaurant (Camarillo, CA) if… Continue reading There is no room for literacy at my local pub…

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Dirty Thirty, Dirty Thirty

You all recall I'll be turning the big three-OH in less than six months; on April 15th to be precise.  Thirty is a huge deal to me, although it remains to be seen exactly why. For years I had a huge and overtly unrealistic list of things I wanted to do by the time I… Continue reading Dirty Thirty, Dirty Thirty

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People I Would Have an Affair With

It's possible, faithful blog followers, that I might delete this post shortly after putting it out there - the idea of it winding up as evidence in divorce court ala Kim Kardashian-style marital values is frightening.  That said, I would never be in a position to even consider or think about or weigh the possibility… Continue reading People I Would Have an Affair With

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There Is No Room For Good Literature

Today I received an email rejection for a short story I submitted to the New England Review.  Like all of the other rejections I have received for my writing, it was form ("Dear Author..."); it went on about the high level of subjectivity in the business of publishing; and, of course, wished me the best… Continue reading There Is No Room For Good Literature