Kyle has to write an autobiography for his AP European History class. He needs to cite sources. If only there was a chronology of his entire life on the internet somewhere.
How you like me NOW?!
It's October, 2020. I am still working on my first novel. How is it going, you ask? It's coming along slowly but surely, the same answer I have given for years. The different thing, which is a longer answer, and only interesting to writers maybe, is that I can see the slow but sure progress more clearly now, and when I say those words, "Slowly but surely," I picture the work I have done this … [Read More...]
I went to work today for the first time in 5 months and it was like I have never had a job before. Yeah so like most of the rest of the world, I left my office on March 16 and I've been working at home ever since. Most of the time I approach it like an adventure. I can work from Connecticut! The riverside! My friend's house! Anywhere! But after a while I became accustomed to the environment I … [Read More...]
I shared this with my work group last week because it's been running through my head non-stop. Most of my colleagues are much younger, so I suspect they've never been treated to JCM like this: I was shocked to see that this song debuted in 1992. (It should be noted that the only person who reacted to the share was the other Gen X-er in my group.) How sad that nothing has changed and … [Read More...]
I hardly ever blog anymore. I thought quarantine would be a great time for me to return to it as a regular thing, but I've been working harder than ever at my day job. While the activity for work is similar to before—organizing marketing and communications—the overall effect on my body and my psyche of a day spent on Zoom calls and drafting careful messaging is more pronounced. The undercurrent of … [Read More...]
"So, you went to sleep a year ago, and then what happened?" My friend Melanie, the miniatures artist turned travel writer turned certified wine expert, asked me this during a phone call last week. We haven't connected in real time since about a year ago, so she was right. What a year. I've been busy, to say the least, and using my writing and creativity in ways that distracted me from the … [Read More...]