Day: June 18, 2016

I finished The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman recently, and I have to say, I thought it was meh. I know a lot of people LOVED it, and they LOVE him, so throwing out any criticisms could rub people the wrong way. But I’m going to do so with the […]
It happened! It finally happened! I completely escaped into a wonderful novel and read the whole thing this evening. I can’t remember the last time such a feat occurred. The book is called The Escape Artist by Diane Chamberlain, and I recommend it as a fun, engaging read. I came down with a mild case […]
My first complaint as a reader? I don’t have enough time! How can I complain about reading if I don’t have time to read??? Fortunately, I’ve been forcing myself to spend at least a little time doing some writing, so I haven’t reached epic failure yet. But still. I want to read! Even if the […]
The much-maligned adverb is in need of a defender, and I have decided to step up to fulfill that role. Bad writers have abused the poor word group almost to extinction, and people who don’t understand grammar or writing — or the history of either — have supported the adverb’s banishment from modern writing. However, […]
“Energy usage is at nearly 100% of your daily quota,” the friendly, robotic voice announced through speakers into the kitchen. Becky froze in horror. The oven, which held her completely uncooked lasagna, began to power down, and the lights dimmed around her. “100%? HALI, are you sure?” She asked. “It’s not even dinner time yet.” […]
“Nicole, did you hear!? Rosalind Dunas is moving to your city!” “Mom, I’m not sure that’s news worth screeching into the phone about.” “Oh, don’t act all nonchalant with me. You know you’re just as disturbed by this news as I am. That girl was trouble here, and this is just a little town. Just […]
Many years ago, so long ago that the mother earth was still fresh and innocent, a sweet and regal princess was in love with a kind, generous prince. He was in love with her, too. It was a happy time for them, and the land and sea and sky shared equally in rejoicing their love. […]
When I was 20, I cast my first presidential vote for Al Gore. We all know how that turned out. My frustrations were primarily directed at the Supreme Court and the people who actually voted for Bush. While I didn’t understand the appeal of Nader then, I had friends who voted for him, and it […]