You Know Nothing

One midwesterner’s thoughts on the day after the 2016 Presidential election. For some reason I expected to feel different today. As if I expected, I don’t know, something to happen. Maybe I thought I’d see riots in the streets. Perhaps I assumed the Democrats would be out in force, filing lawsuits in contested states. I […]

Women for Trump: What it says about you

This will be it. My last post about this election among very few. If you know me, that’s saying a lot. I’ve made an extra effort to keep my rants to a minimum because not only will they get lost in the fold of media onslaught, I also can’t stand to spend so much energy […]

Pathless Woods

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have […]

From the Rocks

“Shite that’s a big fall,” Arlen said, leaning over the cliff. The morning sea mist swirled in the breeze as the sun began to break over the horizon. “How’d you find it?” asked Nolan. He turned to glance back at the American girl wrapped in a blanket. Mrs. MacCann was sitting with her, trying to […]

It’s NaNoWriMo Time!

Last year I took it upon myself to challenge…myself, to try out NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month. That means that for the whole month of November, I’m challenging myself to write 50,000 words. That’s a little over 1,600 words per day. Up until this point, I’ve stayed in the realm of short stories. I actually […]

The Dam is Breaking

Nestled between social media posts about emails, the FBI, sexism, racism, social tension and Cubs fans I find memes that wish me a happy week filled with good thoughts, kind people and a multitude of blessings. It’s enough to make me walk away from every electronic device and go outside. Just for five minutes, to […]