In the latest sign that I’m actually beginning to emerge from the end-of-semester/end-of-this-academic-year malaise, this morning I spent at least 30 minutes organizing a list of the first batch …

Thunderstorm!

Windy morning.

Taking a bit of a breather this morning and enjoying my coffee slowly while catching up on posts and links. Planning on hunkering down this afternoon and cranking through many more words for the …

Turns out that if I just mentally set myself loose to write without worrying about full coherency or citations, I can actually write a good amount of useable/useful words in a reasonable time frame. …

I do a great job of guilting myself for it, but sometimes what a writing project really needs to for me to leave it alone for 2-7 days so my various notions have to time just…percolate.

Somehow I am still surprised by the power of a good nap.

I always appreciate the feeling of hitting a snag in the writing process, letting it sit for a couple days, and then coming back to find that some part of my brain has solved the problem in the …

Looks like I’m back to feeling like I’m drowning in literature.

I think what I’d really like to do next Saturday is just…read a book. An entire book. Wake up at a leisurely pace, start it over breakfast, and then take my time enjoying it over the rest of the …

I love that feeling of moving and reworking words, sentences and, fragments to get under an abstract word limit, getting caught up in how to rephrase something understandably but succinctly, then …

I am feeling a sudden (and inconveniently-timed) urge to re-watch The Princess Bride and re-read The Tombs of Atuan

I think I’m due for a rewatch of Over the Garden Wall at some point in the next month and a half. ‘Tis the season, after all.

Few things are more relaxing and wholesome than having a cat jump into your lap, knead a bit of bread, curl up, and start purring quietly.

Very much in the process of settling back into regular rhythms after last week’s conference, meaning that my brain is still primed to be in free-associating, highly-imaginative mode. It’s …

It’s still impressive how good a brisk afternoon walk is for my mental wellbeing.