The Bionic Writer

NaBloPoMo stands for “National Blog Posting Month.” The goal is to write a blog post every day for the month of November. It’s a tall order for someone who hasn’t been writing, much less blogging, for several months this year.  But, I’ve taken the challenge twice before and it has inspired me to write better,…

Not Zero to Sixty, More Like From Zero to Thirty

I’m at the end of NaBloPoMo: blogging every day for the month of November. The last time I attempted this challenge, I learned about myself as a person, a mother, and a writer. That was November 2011. I thought I was done having children. I had mourned for the child I felt I’d never have…

Touched Down

*There is a trigger warning on this post for child abuse, trauma, and suicide ideation. Please be gentle with yourself before deciding to read on. I stopped writing. But before that, I stopped a lot of other things. I stopped going to acupuncture then chiropractic then massage then yoga then meditation. I stopped feeling my…

In Response to Gettin’ Nothin’ But Stat-Sick

One of my favorite blogs is Imperfect Happiness. In case you don’t remember, I’m a bit of a stalker. She somehow writes daily for well over a year, consistently thought-provoking posts. Her mind is incredibly facile as she can move easily from recipes to book reviews to philosophical extrospection and navel gazing. My comments on…

December Comment Challenge: NaBloCoMo

I wasn’t going to post anything on my blog today because I don’t have to! Ha! But, here I am with an unusually short post to share. I’m the type of person who gets restless unless I have at least one too many projects going on. I am an avid blog reader and during NaBloPoMo…

The Great Mandala

A mandala is a colorful symbol for the entire world. The creation of a mandala is a traditional Buddhist meditation practice. Its creation is often time-consuming with much attention paid to intricate details of the design. The pattern is often made with colored sand that can be swept away with the slightest breeze. The point…

Entropy Happens

This is my Semicentennial post. I feel like this is a good point to reflect on what I have accomplished over the span of 50 posts. I set out with the intention to express what was most true in me. I wasn’t entirely certain where it would lead. I just knew I needed to write…