You guyssssss I am SO SORRY for the lack of posting. This has been a rough month for me. There has been a lot of stuff going on in my other lives, both as a human being and as a Young Life leader. Some of it good, some of it not so good. Plus I've … Continue reading Get in Front of a Crowd.
Here we are, safely arrived in Twenty-Eighteen. At least, I hope we've all arrived safely. Over Christmas break, I read my NaNovel draft, and was pleasantly shocked to realize that it's not as gosh-awful as I thought it was. What a relief, as my first drafts are usually worse than I remember. So anyway, you'll … Continue reading Baptizing the New Year.
In 2015, I was feeling distinctly Scrooge-ish. In 2016, I was feeling more Cratchitty. This year, I'm feeling a kind of happy blend of the two. As in, I'm definitely wandering around "humbugging" every five minutes or so, but in a cheerful way. If that makes any sense. Anyway, here's a roundup of my favorite … Continue reading Third Annual Christmas Post.
Ugh. Week two of NaNoWriMo has really set in. I'm exhausted, and my alternate life as a Young Life leader just feels like too much. Yesterday I spent the evening with sixteen amazing teens, an opportunity that is truly a privilege. Under normal circumstances, I love watching them have a chance to laugh and act … Continue reading Small Talk.
For forgetting to blog yesterday, that is. HOWEVER. Today is St. Crispin's day, which means it's time for this post to show back up again. Come on, folks, click the link. I'm off to watch Henry V now.
Ugh. I'm having one of those days. Okay, weeks. Okay, months. Okay, lives. Yeah, this probably isn't that inspiring, but maybe I at least elicited a snort of recognition and comradeship? I just can't today, y'all. I just can't.
Okie dokie. Nearly a week later, and I finally feel able to talk coherently about Coldplay. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZaX7teFRu-/?taken-by=coldplay Well, maybe semi-coherently. I'm just now getting to the point where I can say, "Yeah, that actually happened. I wasn't just watching a YouTube video." I'm one of the little twinkles on the left in that top photo. … Continue reading Sixty Thousand.
This has been me for the past couple of weeks, people: Because I've been holding back some info that I'm rather excited about. I got invited to write a guest post over on The Bard and the Bible, sharing my favorite Shakespeare quotes. I was like: And then I was like: And then I was … Continue reading Spinning in my Desk Chair.
Oof. I live in a pretty stunning place. I mean, look at this: Just a casual snap I took with my phone while hiking with some friends yesterday. The wildflowers were unbelievable. Also, the mountain was covered in marmots. And speaking of marmots, here's the resident poet I keep telling you about: The back of … Continue reading Mountains and Marmots.
Well, people, this is going to be a VERY short blog post, as this is my last day of a quick trip to the ocean with family. Here's a picture I nabbed this morning from my writer's lookout, a little bench halfway up the cliff: Anyways, not sure whether that's inspiring or just braggy, but … Continue reading My Lookout.