You know what I love when I don’t have some time to read? Listen to audiobooks & podcasts! I listen to audiobooks & podcasts when I’m driving, doing the dishes, folding the laundry, walking to work, and whenever I can. I get so excited when I can check out a new podcast! Audible – Audible… Read More What about when you don’t have time to read?
Little Free Libraries! What a perfectly amazing concept – you read a book. You think it’s ok, but you know you will never read it again. You want to donate to the library, but they’re all stacked up (Get it? All stacked up!?) so you bring it home again. Now what? Well, what about a… Read More Little Free Libraries of Salem
Recently I read my four and a half year old (that half is SO important!) “Just Being Audrey” by Margaret Carrillo and Illustrated by Julia Denos. We were so late to bedtime because I made time to go to yoga for the first time since October (thank you for the Fleetwood Mac class, Rebel Yell!).… Read More The Audrey Look
I’ve started to write so many things in the last month. A short, unconventional short story, 3 or 4 blog posts, part of an “about us” section for work’s website. I get several sentences down on the page… and freeze. Nothing comes to mind. No words pour out of my typing fingers. No feelings express… Read More Writers’ Block.
I LOVE ghost stories. I especially love Victorian ghost stories. I also love a good feminist manifesto. No surprise to anyone, then, that I was drawn to Alex Owen’s in “The Darkened Room: Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England”. Its premise is that during a time of great oppression, women were able to… Read More Musings: The Darkened Room
Last Sunday, I attended a book launch at The Witch House, and was thrilled to meet so many aspiring poets and the amazing women who created and run FunDead Publications – Salem’s own publication company. FunDead was established in 2015 and released their first publication (Shadows in Salem, by FunDead founder Amber Newbury) in 2016. They hope… Read More They love you to death (FunDead Publications)
Confession: I didn’t know much about The Picture of Dorian Gray until just recently. I know it’s a classic. And one most people can recite the premise of at the drop of a nickel. Some classics just haven’t hit my To Be Read Pile yet. P.S. There are lots of spoilers ahead… So stop reading… Read More Musing: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Tonight, after a trip to Maine to visit with some family (AKA: Five hours round trip in the car alone with my three year old – <sigh> AND I FORGOT SNACKS! #momoftheyear), I unsuccessfully read my child her goodnight books and attempted bedtime. It went terribly – piano playing, door knocking, general jumping around. My wonderful… Read More Are you weird, too?
I'm traveling to Boston for a work event today. Brought Neil Gaiman's "M is for Magic" with me for the train ride. Today's story was, "October in the Chair." This short story is one that makes you smirk when you finish. The premise is that each month, personified, takes turns telling a story – in… Read More October in the Chair
A friend recently asked me where this adventure would take me next. The answer? DONUTS. I’ve been making my way through Amanda Palmer’s recent release, The Art of Asking. For those who aren’t familiar with AFP: She’s an artist whose family is from affluent Lexington, Massachusetts. She’s married to my modern literary… Read More Take the Donuts (AFP)