Category Archives: Memoirs

I like driving in my car

For the 4th January (LJ | DW) herdivineshadow asked how it feels to have the driving test thing done. And the answer is REALLY QUITE NICE, ACTUALLY. Bit of background: I failed my test three times when I was eighteen. Considering I had unresolved attention and anxiety … Continue reading

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Blogging on Demand #1

For the 1st January (LJ | DW) Holly asked for “hanging out with the family” which is nice and broad and something I get to do way more of now than I have in the last three years! I’m living … Continue reading

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State of the Brat: Summary post

I’ve had five suggestions since yesterday on what to write about in January  (LJ | DW), so there’s twenty six slots to fill. And it occurred to me – maybe people just don’t know enough about what’s going on with … Continue reading

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Blogging on Demand

Hello, internet! How’s your December winding down? I know I’ve hardly been with you this month – blame my computer woes, mostly. But I have a hard drive and I’m getting back into things, and skygiants failed to talk me … Continue reading

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Writing! Tips!

Based on observations of habits and preferences in my own writing recently. I SUPPOSE that what I consider the pinnacle of great writing isn’t necessary EVERYONE’S perfect writing style. So if you want to take a pragmatic view, then you … Continue reading

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Alright, let’s make this official

I’m going home. This is not what I wanted, and it’s stressing me the fuck out. But it’s okay in many ways. I miss Abby. And Charlie. I miss Izzy, and Sam and Lauren. And I hate uncertainty. New York … Continue reading

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It’s been a very long time

I got some disappointing news this morning. I will talk about it, but I’m not ready for that yet. But maybe you could leave me writing prompts or distractions in the comments?

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Year End

Things I have done this year: – graduated from both a masters in education and a PhD in paleontology. – been a lead classroom teacher for week-long summer camps, and at afterschool.  – taught classes on paleontology, structures, biodiversity, bioluminescence and … Continue reading

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Today is a day of baking smells (cinnamon rolls for breakfast, fresh baked rosemary bread for lunch, cupcakes in a pile waiting for afterwards,) TV catching up, and cursing comic book artists for making outfits that are hard to copy. … Continue reading

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Return of the Sun

January has traditionally been a dreadful month for me; don’t particularly know why, except a generic “winter is depressing” truism. But it’s never surprising when I get into a slump and do nothing productive for the entire month – or … Continue reading

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