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Presenting…

Though there might be a few tweaks between now and the release date, here is the front cover for VITAE!

Great Storms That Begin Small

I have spent the last month or so doing my best to get my life right. I don’t mean that on any dramatic, over-the-top, monumental scale. I only mean in terms of writing, working on my “brand,” and finalizing plans for future projects. It is a lot. That is definitely not an over-exaggeration; I actually do have a lot on my plate. And, it’s fantastic! That is not a complaint at all. I am absolutely…

The Curse of the Family Business, Part Two

My previous job-related post ended after I revealed that my boss wanted to “gift” me with the return of a shift she took, but not the same one I had before.  Instead, she wanted to give me the shift she dangled before me a few months earlier.  I turned her down because the entire scenario seemed sketchy to me – at best.  I wondered if there’d be any further backlash, and stepped up my efforts to…

The Return of Taste This! #food #cooking

It’s been quite a while since the last installment of Taste This! That’s not to imply that I haven’t been cooking; just that I haven’t been as diligent with regard to taking the step-by-step photographs that usually encompass a Taste This! feature. Today’s recipe is the most versatile that I’ve presented so far. It’s by no means fancy or complicated. It can be eaten alone as-is, as a side dish, or used as a base…

The Curse of the Family Business

The subject of being my own boss seems to be ongoing. First, I spoke of my early entrepreneurial leanings, then I moved on to discuss an attempt to set the foundation for working for myself and how that transpired. Now, I’d like to provide a direct example of not only a fairly-recent work-related incident that solidified my desire to be self-employed but also the types of people who should never go into business for themselves.…

Background Noise

Fun fact about Me: I briefly studied Massage Therapy in 2010.  I was enrolled in the Associate’s Degree program with plans to obtain a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. In short, Kinesiology is the study of movement. As a massage therapist, I hoped to learn what I could about how to help treat or alleviate symptoms of injuries after they took place.  Studying Kinesiology also taught me how those kinds of injuries might be prevented.  Though I…

Co-Writing; or, Cohabitating a Literary Mind

I was recently asked whether I’d ever consider collaborating with another author. I’ve had to give it some serious thought and, to be honest, I’m still thinking about it because of previous experiences. One, in particular, still stands out though many years have gone by. Sometime in either 2004 or 2005, what had been an extremely close ten-year friendship came to an abrupt, unresolved, and unsettling close.  Peter (not his real name) was my best…

Somewhat Sordid Beginnings

When I was sixteen years old, there was a convenience store around the corner from my house that I went to almost every day for treats and snacks to share with my baby sister.  The manager of the store liked us and offered the opportunity for me to work there for a couple of hours a day after school if I wanted to. Of course, I did!  It was an adorable store, I knew the…

Gratitude

I’m going to approach this post a little differently.  Let’s do this in list format, okay? I am grateful for my health – both mental and physical.  Despite the after effects of hypothyroidism requiring surgery, osteoarthritis of the spine with other complications, and costochondritis, I am still among the healthiest when compared with friends and loved ones.  I’m not as crazy as some of them, either.  Tee hee! I am grateful for my family and…