Piano

Perhaps you know this, or perhaps you are unaware: I was trained in piano for ten years. The summer I was eight, the four of us climbed into the car and drove to a piano warehouse, where we purchased a repurposed and gorgeous Kawai. That piano has received countless compliments over the years, for its […]

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My Favorite Things About Christmas

Everyone has their traditions surrounding the holidays. As I am Catholic, I only celebrate Christmas, New Year’s, and Epiphany around this time of year, and I don’t have much knowledge about any other traditions. And, as you have probably been aware since before Halloween, Christmas is coming up very soon now. I’d like to share […]

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Reading

In addition to rewriting the book I started, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. Some of it, unfortunately, has been rereading. But, sometimes you just need the company of an old friend. Mine are Rilla Blythe and Harry Potter. The new books I’ve been reading (or, at least, new to me) are Tony’s Wife […]

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Update

Hello, everyone. I realize it’s been awhile. I honestly have no good explanation as to why. I’ve been working on the novel with Vivien, whose name is now Cora. I’m entirely rewriting the thing. Of course, I haven’t deleted anything of the old version. I’m keeping it. I worked hard on it, and I don’t […]

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Walking the Walk

Well, I do a really good job of talking the talk. I’m trying to actually walk the walk. Yes, you guessed it. I’m writing. Well, I do write every day. But, I bounce around projects as I am inspired to write them. Sometimes I create even more projects for myself, which is silly, since I […]

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Chicago and Aloneness

A few weekends ago, thanks to the immense generosity of a friend, I flew to Chicago. I was there for two reasons: to visit my generous friend, and to visit the boyfriend, who was passing through the city with work. Of course, seeing the two of them was the best part of the trip. But […]

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

(DISCLAIMER: Spoilers!) I recently saw the sequel to Mamma Mia! And boy, do I have a lot of feelings about it. Some are positive, some are negative. Let us begin with the title of the movie: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. At first glance, this is simply a clever way to name a sequel […]

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