Category: Personal

High Distinction

Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagr.am or are my friend on Facebook have already seen this, but: I did it!!

For My Mother on Mother’s Day

I saw this poem awhile back on Tara’s blog at The Fiction Folio and it was so great, I knew I had to put it up on here. As we celebrate our own mothers and grandmothers and all the mothers in our lives (even ourselves!), let’s not forget to thank the mothers who taught us to love books and language. Among the many tasks … Read More For My Mother on Mother’s Day

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Quotes

This TTT is hosted by Jen at The Broke and The Bookish. I’m really excited about this one because I’m the type of person who writes in their books, underlining their favorite passages. I’m not even sure if these are my true top ten for there are so many passages that it’s near impossible to rank them. So here is A top ten. 1. … Read More Top Ten Tuesday: Book Quotes

100th Follower and Awards Catch-Up

Received my one hundredth follower today– very exciting! I want to thank each and every one of my readers for being so awesome and supportive! I love logging in to my blog and reading all of your comments! In the past couple weeks, I’ve been given several awards and haven’t been able to acknowledge those people/pass them along. I’m busily writing a screenplay, a … Read More 100th Follower and Awards Catch-Up

Zombie Apocalypse

I was inspired by this prompt from Chuck Wendig’s site, Terribleminds. (If you aren’t familiar with Wendig, I highly recommend you check out his site. He’s crass, crude, and irreverent, but he’s a genius. And hysterically funny.) I chose the prompt of Penthouse Apartment During the Apocalypse. In the process, I managed to break the few rules Wendig set for the prompt and write … Read More Zombie Apocalypse

Spring Break is Upon Me-Oh Happy Day!

As I finish up my projects and papers and prepare for a test during finals week, my mind is inexorably drawn towards the loveliness that is spring break. And of course, finalizing my spring break plans. I know what I’m writing, but what am I reading? Tentatively, this pile. Yes.   Pictured: The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson (in-progress) What … Read More Spring Break is Upon Me-Oh Happy Day!

Dedication, Resolve, Commitment, and Self-Reliance in Any Form

I’m about ten weeks into my new fitness regimen. What that looks like is five days at the gym (three days weight training, two days cardio) and another three days at the barn. I’ve been working with a personal trainer, mostly because I knew it wouldn’t be enough to hold myself accountable to myself. And it’s been great. I feel like I’m getting stronger/healthier. … Read More Dedication, Resolve, Commitment, and Self-Reliance in Any Form

The Long-Awaited Video Production of Afterhours

A few weeks ago, my friend and I (Steve at A Few Big Steps ) performed my play, Afterhours, at a casual OpenMic night. The links to the play (split into three parts) are below. Credit goes to Nazrul Kazi for the video work (videos are on his Youtube account). Also a big thanks to Pial for giving us a place to read 🙂 … Read More The Long-Awaited Video Production of Afterhours

Shoutout for UCSD

I’d like to take a moment to talk about a few student-run/affiliated publications that are near and dear to my heart. The first is Mania Magazine, a student-run magazine of student art at UCSD. Not only have I been a sometime contributor over the years, but so have quite a few of my friends. It’s wonderful to have a place to foster new voices … Read More Shoutout for UCSD

An Extended About Me

I feel kind of anonymous on this blog. This isn’t a personal blog, so that’s okay. But I’m going to do a personal post anyway. I’m from Colorado. It’s not that cold. It does not snow as much as people think it does. It is really windy. Like Chicago-style Sunday. Without the deep-dish crust and 600 calories of cheese. I graduated from high school … Read More An Extended About Me