I recently paid $40+ for a used paperback book. I wasn't required to buy it for any reason. And no, it wasn't a college textbook. (That'd be a steal!) It was a book I was very much interested in reading, that was not available through my library, and that was out of print. So I… Continue reading The Value of a Book
My recent autism and ADHD diagnoses have prompted some intense reprocessing of my own memories and lived experiences. It's like sitting in the chair at the eye doctor, and a new lens is flipped down. Suddenly, everything is clearer. Through the lens of neurodiversity, many things about me and my life make a lot more… Continue reading Why I Write: Through a Neurodiverse Lens
Feeling stuck? Need some inspiration? Check out a nearly 400-year-old artist's statement by Japanese haiku master Matsuo Bashō and some reflections on how uplifting his thoughts and words are.
The more times you've gone around the sun on this crazy bio-spaceship of ours, the harder it gets to remember all those en-route events, especially since we're not "going anywhere" technically; mostly in a big loop. No destination in sight. What I'm saying is, it's hard to remember stuff. The older you get, the worse… Continue reading 2018 in Books: Year-End Reflections, part 2
Ya'll have seen that Weight Watchers commercial, right? *clears throat* *activates Oprah voice* I. Love. Books. I inhale them the same way I do bags of potato chips: whole, and in as few sittings as possible. If I get ahold of a really great book, and it's 400+ pages, there's a good chance I'll get… Continue reading 2017 in Books