For the last several years I have written a New Year’s Resolution blog, lining out everything I had achieved or failed and resolved to do better in the coming year. I didn’t, nor am I going to do that this year. This year’s plan is to break outside of my comfort zone. Before Christmas, I … Continue reading Let’s Talk: 2019
The last time my dad and I went on a road trip my brother broke his collarbone. It was a quick trip with a long drive almost twenty years ago. While celebrating two of my children’s birthday, my dad mentioned wanting to go to Brownwood to visit family he hadn’t seen in a while. He … Continue reading A Road Trip
Walking down the halls of the temple or the academy there is a familiar sight. An orange calico cat long past her kitten years with patches of hair missing, sleeping in the sun pouring through the windows. From time to time, you can find this kitty in the Sunroom, a room with a tree growing … Continue reading Meet Kimi Bishop
Recently, I found a paper I wrote for a beginning creative writing course written nearly fifteen years ago. It was titled "How I Write." As I read over it, I realized that my writing hasn’t changed much. Also, the concept of Nanowrimo, which I knew nothing about back then, has always been a part of … Continue reading How Do You Write?
“Is it my turn?” Yes. “Oh, I can’t wait.” Nikki Lea is, by far, my favorite character. But I have to admit, I didn’t create her. “Wait, what?” I came across the idea of a necromantic cook when my husband (new boyfriend at the time) was working with a friend to create a space cowboy … Continue reading Meet Nikki Lea
I should be floating on air. I am floating on air, sort of. I have already written about taking the boys to the park in order to get some peace and attending VBS in order to help fill in the boy’s time as part of our summer. We had a few family activities: going to … Continue reading Bittersweet Vacations
There is the “police park”, the park by the police station with all the bugs but lots of shade. There is the “shady park”, which is the nice one out by Nana’s house with great shade and lots of swings, but is two towns over. There is the “great park”, which has a ton of … Continue reading A Park for Peace