posted by K | filed under Extracurricular, Wishing, Writing | 6 Comments

I’ve been on an unannounced, unintended hiatus. But don’t worry, there’s nothing bad going on to distract me. It’s just that for the past few months, all my writing mojo has been expended in the service of my manuscript. My goal was to finish my novel (set in Alabama during the Civil War) by my [...]

posted by K | filed under Extracurricular | 5 Comments

Sorry I disappeared for a while there. Didn’t realize how long it had been. I kept thinking, “I need to go post on my blog so people don’t think I’m dead,” but then I kept getting distracted by other things, and I couldn’t fathom how to write about the tornado yet. The tornadoes hit south [...]

posted by K | filed under Adoption, Extracurricular | 1 Comment

As he was leaving for work yesterday, D noticed a baby bird trapped between the upper and lower sashes of the workshop window, where it is half open to accommodate a window-unit air conditioner. The bird’s parents were flying frantically around the outside of the window, chirping at their trapped fledgling, as he chirped back, [...]

posted by K | filed under Extracurricular | 1 Comment

Three years ago (wow, has it really been that long?) I lost about 30 pounds. Over time, I gained back 10 of them and held there for two years until about a month ago, when I decided it was about time to take some more off. This sudden burst of motivation was mostly due to [...]

posted by K | filed under Adoption, Extracurricular | 4 Comments

I’ve become a boring, boring lady. Now that Halloween season is upon us, I’m working nearly all the time, and while I’m working, the TV and I are close personal friends. I watch a lot of idiotic teen shows (Gossip Girl and, inexplicably, 90210) and some good shows (Mad Men, Weeds), and late at night [...]

posted by K | filed under Commentary, Extracurricular, Wishing | 1 Comment

I’m having a mid-20s crisis. I’ve been realizing lately that at two months shy of 27 years old, I’ve had surprisingly few periods in my life when I could say “Whateva, I do what I want,” like Cartman on my favorite episode of South Park. And suddenly – now that I’m supposed to be heading [...]

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