spiders

There are four (4) orb-weaver spiders in the tree outside my kitchen window. I watched them this morning. Two of them were repairing their webs, less than two feet from each other and completely unaware of their neighbors. I wonder if there will be enough insects in the area to feed all of them. I …

Scraps

I have often tried to write every day. I've lost count of how many times. Every year or two I start a journal to document thoughts and events. I keep it up for a few months, then forget, and all the following moments that I didn't write down are lost forever. Why are habits so …

Strange Hotel, by Eimear McBride

I don't know if I have ever identified so strongly with a character with who I share so little lived experiences. This was a powerful, sad, startling, sometimes funny, most times existentially upsetting, and overall extremely readable book. The story follows a woman through several brief moments during different periods in her life, each moment …

Mi primer libro en español

I have been (very) slowly teaching myself Spanish over the past few years, mostly by using Duolingo for just 20 minutes or so each day. But recently I felt comfortable enough to seek out more content to read. Because how better to learn a language than by just jumping right in? This week I reached …

Delicious salad

Despite evidence to the contrary, I am still writing. It's been a while, but I have a new story published at 96th of October, and you can read it here. I was prompted by the quote "Alcohol: because no good story ever began with someone eating a salad" to write a good story that began …