Month: October 2018

  • So, I’ve Got Something to Confess…

    I’ve been holding on some information for the last few months that I didn’t feel ready to share publicly until the people involved were. You see, it’s a family thing. Now, I could make a whole big philosophical essay about the seasons of life, and muse about sappy stuff, but I’ve decided today is not […]

  • The Future of Literature is Female

    Last night, PBS’s The Great American Read revealed the results of its months-long poll of readers from all over the United States to determine this country’s best-loved novel. To very little surprise from me, the readers selected To Kill a Mockingbird by the late Harper Lee. (Coincidentally, my blogger buddy Mr Knitter has a dog […]

  • Randomly on a Sunday: 10.21.2018

    We’ve just gotten our first cool front of the season, and outside it feels nice for the first time since, maybe, March. Our thermostat indicates that the outside temperature has not broken 80 F today. When you’ve been feeling temperatures of at least 85 almost every day for the last 5 or 6 months, 75 […]

  • Even in a Hurricane of Frowns

    In case you haven’t already heard, Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle yesterday at a very strong Category 4, and the damage up there is looking catastrophic, especially where it made landfall at the coastal town of Mexico Beach. Some have (rightfully) expressed concern for me in the wake of Hurricane Michael, so I figured […]

  • The Difference Between Solitude and Loneliness

    I’ll admit something: I love being alone, I hate being lonely. How can two synonyms mean something so different, though? The way I see it, solitude (the state of being alone) is a choice, while loneliness comes from mismanaged solitude. I’m a pretty obvious introvert, have been for as long as I can remember. For […]