November 14, 2018

I’m 39 years old. Learning how to cook rice has been a terrible exercise in adulthood for me, one I’ve failed at for years. To give an illustration of how long I’ve been attempting to do this, consider that I first consulted the internet via Yahoo-- as in before Google...

September 10, 2018

I’ve often heard people say, “It’s lonely at the top”. But when I was in Vegas, every morning I looked out at the mountains just on the other side of the airport.

There was no ONE mountain— that would be a volcano. It was a range of mountains.

After I traveled up the...

September 10, 2018

Procrastination and I were best friends.

Or so I thought. 

With deadlines looming far ahead, I sat back putting off those things that I could have easily completed without pressure.

But that pressing presence of time became so necessary for me to eke out my greatest cre...

July 21, 2018

While dancing in my underwear on the deck in my backyard, I realized I have a problem: God gives me exactly what I ask for.

Now before you say that’s not a problem, let me explain.

This house has exactly what I asked for:
•its a house not an apartment
•Under $1000 for re...

May 31, 2018

Netflix saves me from boredom. Surprisingly, I’m enjoying some of their original movies on a professional level and a mindless-binge level. Oh sure there are some plot issues or story issues in them but, for the price of an $11 a month ticket (subscription), I won’t co...

May 30, 2018

I don’t even know what day this is of my social media fast.’s not going great. I’ve been cheating big time with HayDay, which has totally kept me unproductive. I’ve even resorted to mentally yelling at myself to put the phone down as I plant corn, carrots, and...

May 27, 2018

I don’t know how I’m going to make it six more days but I will say that today has been my most productive in a long time. 


  • Sorted, washed, and dried four loads of clothes

  • bleached my favorite dress

  • Put up the clothes for the twins, myself, and dude

  • cleaned the twins’ r...

May 26, 2018

I know it’s just 10:34am but I’m feeling lost. There are things I can do: read a book, continue my screenplay, get out of bed. But I’m still having a hard time putting down my phone. 

I’ve deleted my social media apps and my addictive games too— GardenQuest and a cookin...

April 16, 2018

My eye may be better but my heart’s not yet healed.

I still have something that needs to be said.

We failed you.

Not the You-Failed-English type of way but the We-Failed-to-Prepare-You-for-Life way.

We can talk about how your generation doesn’t care about real education, h...

April 13, 2018

Yesterday a fight broke out during lunch; fights happen nearly every day here in this school. Kids chatted excitedly about the fight that popped up almost instantly on their expensive phones via SnapChat.

I got an instant migraine and my eye began to hurt. I popped a...

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