Clearly I didn't finish all those scenes/stories before the January 1st. That's okay (I've come to terms that I'm always behind on writing). I had good times with family this December. Now the kids are headed back to school, Anton's back at university, and the adults are all returning to regular workdays. Anton and I … Continue reading Thoughts on the New Year
Today I'll tell a personal story (I get much writing inspiration from my relationships with family so it's important to me to remember and/or record favorite things). This story came up in a conversation earlier this week and it made me chuckle. Storytime! One December about 5 years ago, we grown kids set about … Continue reading Sneaky Santa
Remember that phenomenon I nicknamed "The Man in the Attic"? Well, I like to think my immediate family also possesses a creative streak, and frequently uses it entertain others by recounting real life adventures in animated and imaginative ways. Or (in my father's case) sometimes they fabricate tall tales just to see who falls for … Continue reading Tales Told by Family
This summer my brother Anton executed a solo crosscountry road trip from Florida to California, and back again. After seeing all the photos and video footage he collected, I'm super jealous (dude, take me with you next time!). Instead of regaling you with accounts of his national park travels, you can watch the fun 3-minute … Continue reading National Park Adventures
SUBJECT: The Man in the Attic We moved into a new house toward the conclusion of my high school career. One difference I noticed between our former 1-story home and new 2-story house -- the sounds. Only In Real Life... Let's get you oriented: If you sat on the main couch to … Continue reading Wild Story Idea from Life
Thank you, Alexa, for nominating me! Check out her blog "The Novel I'll Never Write." (I particularly like her short fiction A Winter Scene.) The Rules: Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Add these rules to your post. Answer all the questions below. Display the award picture in your post. … Continue reading Entertainer Blogger Award
My college history professor once said "among every set of siblings there's at least one who, if had power, would try to take over the world" (not sure if she was serious). My siblings and I don't fall under this category (95% sure) but we certainly aren't lacking for loud personalities. I can only imagine how we look to … Continue reading Which Aunt/Uncle Are You?