Adventures in Imperfection

Hibernation

It starts as a tickle. A whiff. A verdant flash in the upper left quadrant. An undulating breeze that smells like Oklahoma. One moment, a blanket of white covers the hard bed outside your window, and then overnight it’s dotted in green and yellow. Like a bear, this winter has made me sluggish. Science says… Continue reading Hibernation

Adventures in Imperfection

Where Flowers Grow in Concrete

    We are not privy to the stories behind people’s actions, so we should be patient with others and suspend judgement of them, recognizing the limits of our understanding. – Epictetus I pitched to the editor of Topeka Magazine, a story about a prison greenhouse project. I’d written two other articles for him, so… Continue reading Where Flowers Grow in Concrete

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Between Hope & the Highway: A New (and FABULOUS) Novel by Charissa Stastny

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.  ~~Robert H. Schuller ***** I have the coolest, most talented and kind friends — in cyberspace and fur reals! Today, I’m featuring a friend whose beautiful face you’ve seen in these hallways before. She’s written another book, and I’m excited to tell you about it today.… Continue reading Between Hope & the Highway: A New (and FABULOUS) Novel by Charissa Stastny

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Me, Jo March, and a Stumble into Grace

*I like good strong words that mean something… I read Little Women in third or fourth grade, and have been channeling Jo March ever since. *Every few weeks she would shut herself up in her room, put on her scribbling suit, and fall into a vortex, as she expressed it, writing away at her novel… Continue reading Me, Jo March, and a Stumble into Grace

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Please, Make Yourself (Un)comfortable: A Guest Post by Dailyn Lewis

Monday, June 27th @ 1:43am I should be asleep by now. I normally would have been asleep for hours at this time of night. But, boy, do my nerves have a hold of me right now. Keeping my eyes from becoming drowsy. I keep pacing the room, doing various yoga stretches without any deep breaths,… Continue reading Please, Make Yourself (Un)comfortable: A Guest Post by Dailyn Lewis

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How to Find and Speak Your Truth: A Guest Post by Rose Lockinger

For many years I was afraid to speak my truth. I was a chameleon, being whoever it is that you wanted me to be, and I had no true idea of who I actually was. I’m not entirely sure when this started, as I know that I was not born to hide myself away, but… Continue reading How to Find and Speak Your Truth: A Guest Post by Rose Lockinger

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A Chorus of Lovely Voices

Music Melody Chords Cadence What’s missing? A voice. Is it your voice? Is it mine? Shall we sing solo or harmonize? Am I funny? Am I poignant? Am I speaking the truth? Does what I have to say matter? I’ve been blessed and fortunate to meet an entire traveling band of insightful people. After general… Continue reading A Chorus of Lovely Voices

Adventures in Imperfection

Light Housekeeping: I’ll Scrub Your Toilets if You Read This!

It’s gonna get messy in here for a moment. MamaMick’s place boasts a cluttered desk, a monkey mind, and piles of laundry everywhere. I would rather get on my knees and scrub dirty toilets for you than have to ask for what comes next. *Grabs paper bag *Takes a deep breath Could you please do a… Continue reading Light Housekeeping: I’ll Scrub Your Toilets if You Read This!

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Two Truths and a Lie: Breaking into Print Part 2

Holy cow, wow! Wasn’t Monday with the authors fun? I loved learning from these talented folks; and judging by the comments, tweets and shares – you did, too! If you missed it, you can check out Part One here.  Today’s questions are a bit more light-hearted and I’ll be giving you a chance to test your… Continue reading Two Truths and a Lie: Breaking into Print Part 2

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Two Truths and A Lie: Breaking into Print Part 1

The wistful side of me wakes up every morning with good intentions and big dreams to quit my job and write stories. Then the fiscally conservative, first-born sends me to my sixty-hour-plus day-job and reminds me that writing poetry and blogging about laundry isn’t going to pay the bills. But, the dream never dies. And,… Continue reading Two Truths and A Lie: Breaking into Print Part 1