I've been slowly working my way through three books on plotting I borrowed from a friend in pursuit of my new project about the timebus (which as a side note and update is going very slowly and I have about as many characters as a Charles Dickens novel so wish me luck). At the same… Continue reading On advice, an examined life, and first and last sentences
Hello all and happy Saturday! I got tagged by The Arbitrary Fairy some time ago for this fun set of bookish questions (created by Madison), and not even a couple days ago was tagged by Kenechi. Which are both great excuses to be bookish. And talk about books. What's not to like? #1. What books… Continue reading A Rather Lengthy Bookish Post | feat. two tags
Lately I have been finding and stumbling across some very neat artists with very neat things they do and I've been sharing them with friends and realized I could make a list and share them here as a sort of collage of beautiful things. David Braud's family portraits have marvelous Norman Rockwell flavor which I… Continue reading Some very neat artists and pieces of art I find interesting
The airport floor is so patched and greasy it looks like a shot of black coffee, an eighteen-hour-built-state-of-loopy-exhaustion, and a shoulder devil named Boredom drove person after person to survive their grueling layovers by dropping their McDonalds to splat on the floor for entertainment purposes. And then proceeded to convince them that rubbing it into… Continue reading Can We Please Stop and Appreciate?
On Monday I shall present for my class by memory a Socratic dialogue I have written. I have always found writing new things interesting, whether it be puzzling over a new poetry forms, reorganizing preexistent phrases as seen in bookbinder poetry, or experimenting with different point of views and tenses in a scene. Writing a… Continue reading Thoughts On Dialogues | both the fictional and non fictional kind
so this is different, but listen. the floor is underratedpeople are amazingcolorful pens are fantastic for taking biology notes and parsing latin sentences. i've never looked back. dry erase markers + mirror are handy and make a fun toythis keith green song has been stuck in my head all last weeknow my mirror is completely… Continue reading Untitled Jazz
Imagination is magic. How could I ever doubt it? I remember those days we sat on the dirty floor of the dark classroom pouring over your iPad early in the morning every week while all the moms were busy. We would play a hundred games on that device, everything from solving puzzles and serving hamburgers… Continue reading The Box Of Possibility | thoughts on imagination, creativity, and the inspiration found within a to-go box
Let's ignore last week. Because skipping out on blogging to go on a field trip is nothing in comparison to my news of this week. Are you ready for it? It's kina big. Just kinda. Are you ready? Okay here it is: I have finished 51. Wait. Say WHAT I'm DONE?!? ...and in the meantime… Continue reading One Down, More to Go | novel celebrations, considerations, and introductions
It is pitchblack and you can see the constellations The four-lane highway is empty and forgotten The air is chilly and cool The crickets are deafening You never see another soul Deer pass you The entire walk you can untangle the knotted threads in your mind At the top the valley is filled with twinkling… Continue reading 8.31.19 | pros to hiking at 4 a.m.
Some people collect stamps. Others collect rocks or trinkets or magnets or keychains: things to remember places by or things to set on their shelf and admire. I collect words. But words aren’t quite as tangible as a rare rock or gold trophy, right? Words are almost abstract. Can you touch words? Can you taste… Continue reading The Beauty of Words