Office Life, Oregon, writing


I'm still trying to settle in to my new job. I started in late October, and it really took awhile to even begin to feel like I was "one of them." I'm still paranoid about everything I do. There have been some shakeups in the upper echelons already just since I've been there (one right… Continue reading Belonging

Outerspace, science fiction, Space, writing


  Time is not my friend. Every day that passes makes me that much more frustrated that I spend my life using all my energy and time in the pursuit of other people’s dreams. Time I can’t get back. I can only spend it once. Like that Daffy Duck cartoon where he keeps trying to… Continue reading Time

authors, books, historical fiction, History, romance, writing

Fun with History with Lucy Worsley

Since I don't have tv cable, I've recently discovered Lucy Worsley on YouTube and am thoroughly addicted to her BBC programs. She is the "Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, and by night a writer of history books." I think the first one I watched was "Jane Austen Behind Closed Doors." I can never… Continue reading Fun with History with Lucy Worsley

Moon, morning, Outerspace, photography, Portland, Space

Eclipse 2017

From my front yard, coordinates 45.5229° N, 122.9898° W And I'm not sure, but did I catch a solar prominence, top right-ish? There's a little reddish thing about about "1 o'clock".   It got very dim, and a few degrees cooler. Standing under the shade of the maple tree in my yard felt like night, although… Continue reading Eclipse 2017

ebooks, self-publishing

Side Routes – Stone Fence Crafts

Since I've been out of work and stressed to the max, I've been crocheting like a madwoman. And since I don't necessarily need all this stuff, and yarn costs money, I opened an Etsy shop to sell some of it:  Stone Fence Crafts.  For now, I'm focusing on string bags which are great to take… Continue reading Side Routes – Stone Fence Crafts

authors, book covers, books, ebook, fantasy, fiction, Publishing, writing

Author Interview – Paul Magnan

Today I am delighted to present an interview with a writer acquaintance, Paul Magnan. His debut novel,  Kyu, The Unknown: The Coming of Dis (Book 1) is the first in an urban fantasy series set in an alternate world.   The Territories have been unified for a thousand years, brought together under the sword of Harra… Continue reading Author Interview – Paul Magnan

Office Life, Oregon, photography, Portland, random thoughts, self-publishing, writing

Non-conformist Introvert

  This is so much on my mind right now. As some know, I was laid off from my job back in March. I took it pretty well, this being the third time now I’ve been through this. I knew the struggle to find a new job awaited me, but deep down inside somewhere I… Continue reading Non-conformist Introvert

cover art, ebook, fiction, romance, self-publishing, writing

A World Away – Chapter 5 on Wattpad

I see I've missed mentioning when I've posted the last few chapters of this story. It's up to Chapter 5 now on Wattpad, if you want to get caught up. This is a romance, if you're not familiar with it. Also, it is a work-in-progress, so the final product may be slightly different from what… Continue reading A World Away – Chapter 5 on Wattpad

science fiction, writing

Star Trek and Nostalgia

I’ve been working my way through the original series of Star Trek, which I have always adored. My family watched it together when I was a child. It was our Friday night ritual. We’d have cheese pizza (being good Catholics, so no meat on Fridays in the late 1960s) and watch first a series called… Continue reading Star Trek and Nostalgia