15 Thoughts While Reading “On the Plain of Snakes”

This writing is tedious. Everyone has a story about the border. In fact, we’re STILL at the border. Oh yes, we’re finally going deeper into Mexico. Watch out for the cartels and the mafia and the police. In fact, don’t say their names out loud. Bribe the police if you get pulled over. Be careful! […]

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Leaving

Write about a character leaving something, or someone, they love. She woke just before dawn. The darkness pulsated against her eyes, but she kept her eyes open as her surroundings gradually lightened. What she must do, had to happen; sooner, rather than later. If she didn’t, she’d never have the courage to do so again.  […]

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Wish For.

The weather has been nice this week. Warm, a remembrance of the summer past. A last goodbye before the cold sweeps across the barren fields. I was never a fan of winter, or even fall. The chill always settles more easily into me for some reason, cloaking my body and robbing my breath of its […]

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All I Know.

I don’t think people actually know what it is to live in this life. Some people wander the world, trying out different places like a woman who tries on different dresses and still feels like something isn’t quite right. Some people read all the books in the world, on to the next one as soon […]

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Daily Gratitude: Hobbies & Interests

Suzie over at Suzie Speaks has been doing a daily gratitude challenge in order to highlight the good things in life that we’re most grateful for (you can find her introductory post here.) The last post she did is about hobbies and interests that we’re most grateful for and I thought I’d write about my […]

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To Just Live in the World.

Sometimes I wonder what it means to live fully in the world that I’m in. Does it mean going out and traveling the world, to see the people and places that have never been discovered? Does it mean to be politically active in a society with conflicting and polarizing opinions? Does it mean to be […]

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A cabin in the woods.

Because Valentine’s Day fell on a Friday this year, the weekend was full of plans and getaways. Friday night, Adam came down and we went out to eat at Bravo, an Italian restaurant. We had margarita flatbread as our starter, then a sausage ravioli and spaghetti and meatballs for our main menu. We brought home […]

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A new year ahead.

Day 1 of 2020. January 1, 2020. I never made a big day out of it before, but now it seems really special to me. The first day of a new year. One year of our anniversary. I can’t believe we’ve been together for a whole year now. I feel like we just started. Every […]

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Survival Stories.

I’m currently reading The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin. It was made into a movie not too long ago with Idris Elba and Kate Winslet. I haven’t seen the movie yet, so I don’t know how it compares, but so far I find the book to be interesting. Frankly, it’s an adult version of […]

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