Take care of yourself

Take Care of Yourself.  Painting by me.




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“In the beginning there was nothing.  God said, “Let there be light!”  And there was light.  There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.”  ~Ellen DeGeneres


I think I went off track for the past couple weeks.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing though.  I think it’s really good to take detours.  You can learn a lot.  Sometimes the detour turns into your new road.  MY detour, although it was nice, fun even, did not turn into my new road.  But I did find new things to ponder, and steer clear of.

I discovered Sufjan Steven’s album, Come On Feel The Illinoise.

I drew, and it felt centering and peaceful.

I went to work.

I got good news.

I had fun.

I felt really sad.

I am ok, and now I’m blogging.

I think I wanna end this blog post, first, by saying, that I am enchanted many things, but I’d like to devote my intrigue to…Paris and France today.  Go go Paris France!

Now here’s some music, adios!

Weekend Adventures

I went to a yard sale with my mom and bought a yellow easy chair from the 70s.  After some haggling, our open car trunk and some string, and 8 dollars, I brought it home:



It’s from 1973 and I am going to clean it up and use it to read in.  I know exactly where it’s going and I think it’s beautiful.  I did not clean my room, as you can see.  But that’s OK, because at some point, I will.


I put myself out there a lot this weekend, as well.  2 events at once came together this weekend (one yesterday, one today) where I took some good risks and met new people / did new things.

ph.d. in creative writing


Anne Germanacos and I were so excited to have our interview, “How Anne Germanacos Became a Writer,” featured on Freshly Pressed that we decided to celebrate by giving away signed copies of our books.


First, Anne Germanacos will give away FIVE signed copies of her gorgeous story collection, In the Time of the Girls:


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