I know I've mentioned this before but real people are the main source of inspiration for my fictional troupe. People are amazing and unpredictable, and every experience among them teaches. Without further ado, an experience of mine. Adventures in Dentistry: Meeting Mr. Hoyle During my awkward first months as a dental assistant, the receptionist Claire … Continue reading A Simile Varnish
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
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
I think Curiosity is right up there with Creativity - it's challenging to relay, with no guaranteed result, and yet is vital to the artistic process. And honing it is weird. I think most stuff out there now is "how-to" with step-by-step methods of being creative, straight forward instruction of where to look for "ideas," … Continue reading Teaching Curiosity
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?
I haven't told a story from real life lately so here we go (one from the archives). The Extra Cookie Backstory: Growing up, I was the paranoid middle kid to whom adults listened with a generous chunk of salt. (I don't blame 'em.) (Paranoia Example. After learning about black holes in science club in first grade, I planned out how … Continue reading The Extra Cookie