End of an Era

In May of 2008, in order to take the place of our last lost cat Jamie, we brought home a tiny fluffy black kitten.  Dad always tells the story that she kept clawing at the box, one arm through the airhole, determined to get out. He always says that he was worried he'd have to … Continue reading End of an Era

RIP

So I meant to have a post up for you yesterday. I was going to write it when I got home. But about halfway through my day, I got news that one of my dear friends from college had lost his mom to cancer on the 4th. I'm still a little shaken, if I'm honest. … Continue reading RIP

Death of an Inspiration

This is going to be a weird topic for me to come briefly out of hiatus for, but the more I thought about it, the more I needed to get my thoughts out in a coherent way on the topic. I've just seen the news that Chester Bennington, the lead vocalist for Linkin Park, has … Continue reading Death of an Inspiration

In Light of Loss

It's no secret that I'm a fan of YouTube gaming, and follow with great joy the likes of JackSepticEye, PewDiePie, and Markiplier. I enjoy their work, and will follow them outside of gaming as well, into comedy sketches--musical numbers--whatever. I love watching creative people enjoy themselves, and these people shine. Two days ago or so … Continue reading In Light of Loss

Inspiration Wednesday – Those Who Go Before

This is a bit of a solemn topic, and it's less direct inspiration and something a little less tangible. I've talked about using other writers as inspiration, and books we love, but as I've pushed to make clear, I believe that inspiration for writing doesn't have to come only from books. I believe a good … Continue reading Inspiration Wednesday – Those Who Go Before