Turning Holiday Fear into Holiday Cheer

The Eighth Night

Given the response I received on yesterday’s post “‘Tis the Season for Sadness” it seems I struck a chord, and that many people struggle through this season for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s the shortness of the days, the weather, the hormones, the overwhelming busy-ness, the commercialism, or whatever–many struggle at a time which is … Read more

The Highs and Lows of a Creative Life

It’s a constant in my life–an ever-moving constant. I reach creative highs, achieve manic amounts of projects, accomplish more than I can imagine. I get the show up, the story written, the classes graded. I cross thing off of my lists and add new ideas to my ever-growing dreams Then I crash. Hard. I start … Read more

Highs and Lows

Yesterday I was on a high, single-handedly conquering the world and changing my life one word and blog post at a time. Today I feel like crawling into my bed and hiding under the covers in a fetal position. What happened between yesterday and today? I simply don’t know. I got so much positive feedback … Read more

Once More into the Wild

“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Many thanks to Hilary Clark from Pining for Poetry and Prose for pointing that quote out to me today, as today I feel lost in the wilderness, unsure of which direction to choose. … Read more

Complete Disillusionment

Three students in Theater Appreciation–100% plagiarism on their final project. I’m devastated. One of them is an ESL student from Korea. Maybe the assignment was too challenging for him. But he didn’t even make an effort to hide the plagiarism. He cited sources, but the article is word for word from another source. (Although it … Read more

When Words are Wrong

A bird perched on the corner of my roof and did nothing but be a bird. I imagine she sat tasting the breeze and listening to the sounds of invisible bugs, pausing for a moment to enjoy nothingness  until the right sound called to her and she flew away. I envy her. I opened to … Read more