short and stop

Apr 13, 2021

If I had a nickel for every false start I’ve had, I’d have a collection of really tired cliches. Starting things is hard.  Maybe not as hard as finishing them, but still tough.  Right now I’m working on a new scifi concept, and I swear I’ve rewritten the idea in my head a hundred times for every […]

spring break

Mar 30, 2021

Just a quick note:  we’re on a break for, well, Spring Break.  My husband’s a teacher, and so we pretty much live on a high school schedule.  Next post will be next week.  🙂

Why Everyone Needs: a Hot Water Dispenser

Mar 23, 2021

Since entering Japan I’ve come across the expected amount of cool gadgets – which is to say, many.  But although I was prepared to enjoy robotic sushi trains and dinosaur hotel employees, I didn’t realise there were lots of everyday appliances I never knew I always wanted.  In this ongoing series, I’ll explain a few […]

all the books

Mar 16, 2021

My husband was telling me about some video he had seen where a person talked about how we don’t have enough time to Read All The Books.  He said that if he read a book a week, he could only read in his adult lifetime a mere few library shelves.  A quick stride down one aisle […]

apples, oranges, and books

Mar 09, 2021

I hate comparing books. I feel like I’ve been complaining a lot of here, and I’m sorry about that – really, there are many good things in my life right now, not least of which is that I actually have time to write, which is just amazing and hasn’t been true for many years.  I promise […]


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