We All Need That One Thing…

Tis the season and all that jazz…   So, I have been slacking on both the blogging and writing lately, but I kind of felt my brain deserved a breather. Well, that’s not true. As we’ve learned in several previous installments, my brain RARELY takes a breather. In fact, the more I try to relax […]

They Say You Can’t Go Home Again

I know it’s been a while, but to be honest, ya girl has been tired and wo’ out. Life is hard, writing is hard, people dealing is hard. I just haven’t had it in me to do much but go to work, come home, drink, watch TV, and play a little Red Dead Redemption 2. […]

So, Today Is My Birthday…

Today is my 39th birthday.   I have honestly always hated my birthday. I know that’s probably abnormal to most people, but that’s just how it’s always been for me.   See, my oldest brother’s birthday is 3 days after mine. Growing up, because we didn’t have a great deal of money, we had to […]

The Day After… (A Few Days Late)

Whew boy –   I didn’t think we’d get here, but here we is…   (Hey, this is meant to be conversational, not proper.)   I wish I could truly communicate the sheer unnecessary ridiculousness Shauna and I had to navigate to get here, but here we is…   I can actually say, “My name […]

My Ode to Femininity & Blackness

It’s not easy being female. I mean, I think every woman can attest to that. Not only are we automatically deemed the “weaker sex,” not only do we live in a patriarchy where men believe it is their RIGHT to decide what is best for women, not only are we living in an impenitent rape […]

Hypervigilance, Insomnia, and Other Reasons I Hate My Brain

I REALLY hate my brain… So many people tell me how they would love to visit my brain. They wish they could travel into it and see how it works, the ideas the float around in it, just spend some time there or even live there. (THOSE poor idiots..) I would not find that advisable.   […]

I Scream… You Scream… We All Scream for Ice Cream!!

Something crossed my mind today that I decided to write about.   (Strap in kiddies, this is a rough subject…)   Confession: I was molested as a child. Several times. By multiple people….   (Okay, so my title was misleading, but ice cream DOES play a part, I promise!)   I’m not ashamed to admit […]

Art Is The Ultimate Wisdom

“Art is subjective.”   That’s something that is always said by artists of all kinds. I think sometimes it’s used as a method to deflect or softly absorb criticism. It’s like, “If you don’t like what I do, that’s just your problem because it’s subjective!”   So, let’s look at the idea of subjectivity: Subjective […]

Don’t Box Me In! (My Open Refusal to Choose a Genre)

I have often been asked to “categorize” Shadow Resistance as a genre.  I understand the concept of that plan. People want to know what they are getting. If you hate fantasy sci-fi filled with orcs, hobbits and elves, then you probably won’t want to read Tolkien.  If you’re in the mood for a good political thriller, then […]

Rainbow Baby

Here’s another little secret.   I’m a Rainbow Baby…   I guess in the *technical* sense of the word that’s not true. See, a Rainbow Baby is a child born after a miscarriage or stillbirth. My parents had a child a year before me, and he was carried to term, but he was born with […]