#Blackout2018 Here I Come!

2017 is coming to an end and I can definitely look back on it and say I have done more activities that bring me happiness, especially in the latter part of the year. More reading, more writing, more spending time with loved ones, more traveling - some of those things on my 100 Things That … Continue reading #Blackout2018 Here I Come!

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Writing Tips – Starting a Writer’s Workshop

I enjoy writing and I want to surround myself with more creative, like-minded people who are either writing or are aspiring to write. A friend and I have been talking for a while about beginning a writer's workshop and invite a few people to participate. We're taking the "let's try it and just see what … Continue reading Writing Tips – Starting a Writer’s Workshop

Holiday Family Meals aka Vegan Blues

The holidays are quickly approaching us. That means time for family, time for fun and most of all, time for food. I'm a pescatarian attempting to transition to veganism and have cut out many meats from my diet, which means dinners at family gatherings can be hard on a sista. I can remember when I … Continue reading Holiday Family Meals aka Vegan Blues

Writing Tips – Creating a Writing Space

Since I've started making time to write on a more consistent basis, I've been looking for ways to make my writing time more productive. I came across the article, Creating a Writing Space by Meghan Rogers. Since reading it, I've implemented a couple of the article's suggestions. I don't have my space quite the way I want … Continue reading Writing Tips – Creating a Writing Space

The Value of Local News

I heard a story yesterday on NPR about how billionaire Joe Ricketts, owner of DNAinfo and Gothamist, websites focused on local news, shut them down citing economic reasons as the cause. The story was actually about how some employees speculated it was because the New York employees voted to unionize. Aside from the debate, it got … Continue reading The Value of Local News

Writing Tips – Improve Writing Skills through Short Stories

I enjoy writing. My preferred avenue of expression is poetry, but I do have many stories within me that I long to tell. Hopefully, one day I'll take one of my many ideas and actually COMPLETE a novel. In the meantime, I thought I could venture into the art of short story writing, so a … Continue reading Writing Tips – Improve Writing Skills through Short Stories

Libraries Aren’t Just for Reading Anymore

This may not come as a surprise, but I enjoy going to libraries. This past weekend, my son and I attended the grand opening of our new public library here in Austin. This just days after I watched a reporter from another town get his clueless behind dragged on Twitter after posting a tweet claiming … Continue reading Libraries Aren’t Just for Reading Anymore