I forget the actual name of this motel, but if you’re ever in Grants Pass and need to spend the night, drive down 6th Street until you see a bear playing a bright blue bass. This is the best motel ever (except, perhaps, the Fernwood motel in Big Sur, but that is in a class… Continue reading Greetings From The Jazz Bear Motel!
Hello, hello! I’m having a hard time getting back in the swing of things, mostly because I haven’t been “in the swing” for nearly a month now. Between medical mishaps and a kamikaze social life, I’ve been pretty burned out. Reno was a great vacation though, and it was good to spend three days unwinding… Continue reading Winning Big in Reno and Other Small Accomplishments
Life has been overwhelmingly fantastic…with an emphasis on the overwhelming. I don’t think this happens to other people, but when too much intense stuff happens (even if it is good stuff!) I tend to snap. Other people weather through depressed days because too much is going wrong in their life…whereas I can spend three days… Continue reading I Guess I’m a Nomad a.k.a. Where the HECK I’ve BEEN
Waiting at the airport is a wonderful feeling. Anything that isn’t frantically trying to navigate gates, negotiate baggage, or interpret TSA’s security screening instructions is nice when you’re at an airport. The part where you just find a seat, people-watch, and wait to be swept away in a giant flying machine is enjoyable. Flying freaks… Continue reading Motion, Commotion, and Flying Machines
Ah, home sweet home. It’s nice to have the feeling that you are where you belong and in a safe, warm bed every night… UNTIL YOU HAVE TO LEAVE FOR CALIFORNIA TOMORROW. I was really looking forward to settling down and getting some good writing done in the final days of Camp NaNoWriMo, but it… Continue reading Home Sweet – QUICK PACK YOUR THINGS
I finally made it home from the last leg of my most recent adventure! However, I’m not sure what state I’ll be in three weeks from now, so it appears my adventures are becoming so frequent the only determining factor for when they end is when I decide to draw the line and start a… Continue reading Space and Quiet and Noise
Hello, all! My life has been insane, and the stress finally caught up to me. I came down sick this week and am only now recovering. Just in the knick of time too, because I’m leaving town this weekend to spend a little time out in the western Washington countryside, the tiny metropolis Portland, my… Continue reading A New Pet-Project and Travel Plans
I kind of want to give up writing and just drink tea full-time. I’ve gotten to the point where drinking tea is such a sensuous experience that I can’t even focus on a story while I drink. I’ve been challenging myself not to over-indulge my craving for lavender milk tea, but I found a tea… Continue reading My Lavender Love Affair with Tea
So, not much more than a month later, I’m off to another conference. I figured this would be good for me, I’ve felt kind of in a rut ever since I moved back to Washington, and since I got a discounted rate it definitely seemed worthwhile to sign up for Press Publish and head to… Continue reading Packing for Press Publish
So I have to do a quick blog to figure out if any of my followers/readers are also going to be at this event on Saturday the 28th. I’ll probably book a Bolt Bus and find a couch to crash on with a friend for the weekend…as is my M.O. with professional conferences at the… Continue reading Press Publish in Portland: I’m Going!