December, 2018, Report

I didn’t really close out December in my previous message, so let’s do that now. Writing Conferences/Workshops/Classes: None attended this month. I did receive a copy of Beginnings, Middles, & Ends, by Nancy Kress, for Christmas that I’m looking forward to reading soon. Finished: First draft of the new novel …

2017

A new year has arrived.  Normally this is a cause for pausing and reflecting on everything that came the year before, the good and the bad, and setting goals for the next one to come.  But after watching the world lurch hard to the right, watching thinly masked racists gain …

350,000

Yesterday was Halloween.  At our house, we are on the wrong side of a very busy road where the speed limit increases to 55 mph, so we don’t get trick or treaters.  That means we really don’t bother with the holiday since the funnest part of it isn’t something we …

South Central Rain

Sitting here tonight with my babe listening to Pandora radio.  Right now it’s an old R.E.M. tune, South Central Rain.  The poor woman has to read some Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx for her upcoming next class, so I put on some classy 80’s alternative music to keep her happy. …