• Book Club
  • Book Club-Weekend Update

    Ok guys, I have not been faithful with these book club updates and I know there are probably two of you who care about what I’m reading. Sorry. Last week I finished On Beauty by Zadie Smith. I went back and forth about how many stars to give this one on goodreads and finally settled […]

  • Growing Pains
  • Like it’s your job

    I have been job hunting for four years. That is not me hyperbolizing or embellishing for dramatic effect. It has been four long years of writing cover letters and sending applications off into the void. Four years of wondering why no one is interested in working with me, and if there is something wrong with […]

  • Growing Pains
  • To those who wait

    You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. The Waiting Place…   …for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, […]

  • history
  • Predictions

    On New Year’s Eve Raurie, Tiff, Jenn and I sat around our table and made predictions for 2014. We shared a bottle of red wine and laughed until we cried as we wrote down hopes and dreams for the coming year. Last night I reached into my bookshelf for a new notebook because I had […]

  • World Traveller
  • Camp Vibes

    When I was a kid, we used to camp at Radium Hot Springs every summer. Most years we coordinated with our extended family and booked campsites all together so there were approximately one hundred Weiss cousins running around in the forest every July. My Mom’s family has been going there every year since before she […]

  • World Traveller
  • Island Life

    Last weekend I went to the Island with a few nearest and dearest to celebrate Tiff’s birthday, and we didn’t really do a whole lot but it was great.  We made food together, hot tubbed, played board games and watched a few episodes of Modern Family we had all seen before. We managed to have […]

  • Word Wednesdays
  • people watching

    People are interesting, aren’t they? And complex. And funny. And lovely. And hurt. And full of contradictions. Joy and sorrow, sickness and health. Light and Darkness. What a strange race, we humans. Loved and known but we don’t know it. Held together by hands that hung stars And on a tree. (photo cred: Life Magazine)

  • Weather Woes
  • Back from the Dead

    Last Saturday, I wrecked my phone. It was all my own fault. Bad decision after bad decision: ”I’ll go for a hike in the pouring rain!” then, ”Obviously I’ll want to take pictures at the top” (we didn’t even make it to the top, and it would have been all fog anyway). Followed by: ”the […]

  • Book Club
  • Live to tell the story

    Another book club update. I finished reading Lone Survivor a couple of weeks ago. I had no intention of doing any kind of book reviews when I started this Year-of-the-Written-Word thing, I just wanted to keep a tally of books I’ve read (up to date count: two books). But I’ve been thinking about this one […]