Lost a chunk of my hair last night to a deranged woman with scissors

My instructor is very good, especially at being a mean, heartless woman who delights in beating me to a pulp and working me until I vomit. After a grueling hour lesson, with shaking arms I helped my niece tack up her pony, and then she and I went on a nice long trail ride. As […]

Yum yum yum

After my morning run, a neighbor stopped me as I was just rounding the corner to make it back to my house, and she asked me if I wanted some mangoes. I took three, and oh my lord, they are delicious. Ate one as-is with breakfast and am saving two more to make this tonight: […]

Business trips and the MeToo movement

I’m still emotionally recovering from the Vermont trip. It’s an annual business trip where my team members and I have to go present our performance to a group of advisors made up pretty exclusively of drunken, entitled old men who think they are smarter than everyone else because they used inherited money to start businesses. […]

Inspiration through Perspiration

One of my ideas that I’ve been flirting with for a long time is based on a Nanowrimo I did back in 2008. It had a marathon-long opening, going through the MC’s childhood and first meeting with her love interest. The tone felt like a warm-mushy John Cougar Mellencamp song with magic thrown in, and […]