Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving and What I Am Thankful For

As 2016 comes to an end, the US starts the holiday season with Thanksgiving.  This year my parents are coming into town to celebrate the holiday.  This is the first Thanksgiving we are celebrating without either of my grandmothers.  This Thanksgiving happens on a year of a variety of good times and bad times.  I am goingRead more

Obligatory Post Election Post

Eight years ago I felt joy the night after the election.  I had seen the election of our first African American President.  The only sadness I felt was that he had to beat Hillary Clinton to get that place on the ticket.  I felt even more joy 4 years later when Obama was reelected. ItRead more

Reassessing Life Goals: Health

There is one life goal on my list that is being re-evaluated, but not to decide if it has to be removed, but to see if it needs to be evolved: health.  Of all my life goals, this one is not very specific in language, but in the details it is.  The life goal isRead more

Re-Assessing Life Goals: Publishing

I have spoken a couple times about what I want to do now that I have achieved the goal of publishing a novel.  As I think of what comes next when it relates to writing and publishing, I am struck with a lot of smaller goals: I want to publish my second, third, fourth, etcRead more

Re-Assessing Life Goals: Retirement

Every time I look down on this timeless town Whether blue or gray be her skies. Whether loud be her cheers or soft be her tears, More and more do I realize: I love Paris in the springtime. I love Paris in the fall. I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles, I loveRead more

Re-Assessing My Life Goals: Education

Last week I mentioned how I was re-thinking life goals.  This week, I am going to focus on the goals I have had for education. Let me set the stage to help put this all into context.  I already have 2 masters degrees and $80,000 of debt (mostly from the Library Science degree).  I am theRead more

Issues in Modernizing Classics: Should I?

Clearly the world is, for good or bad, in some type of reboot mania.  At least, Hollywood executives are.  While movie reboots seem to focus on changing the sex of characters or utilizing new technology to tell the same story, I have noticed something connected going on in fiction books.  I have ranted (typically) aboutRead more

Rethinking Goals

I have talked a bit about the feeling of accomplishing a big life goal and the need I have to replace it with something else that will require a lot of work to achieve.  I have goals of various levels of work.  Some are really easy to achieve.  For example, how many books I readRead more

Happy Gotcha Day Cedric Doggery!

What a crazy year it has been!  This blog has allowed me to share so much in the past year. One of the biggest changes in my life has been welcoming Cedric Doggery into it.  To the outside, a lot of my choices may seem like whims.  What you don’t see if the internal debate,Read more