Sophie Tucker

I continue to explore fame. I didn’t realize I had this tendency until I started to blog everyday and explore the movies and music and books that influence me. I had some free time and was scrolling through Amazon Prime looking for something to watch and there was a biography of the great Sophie Tucker. […]

Bohemian Rhapsody

Went to see Bohemian Rhapsody. Wow. The movie includes great storytelling. It’s visually appealing and the music, of course, is great. A friend says the story isn’t really 100% accurate, but since I don’t know their story from an insider’s perspective, I’m going with Wow, great storytelling. I couldn’t help but make a connection early […]

The Annotated Bibliography

One of the tools I teach my composition students to use is the annotated bibliography. Think back to your college paper writing days. This is a collection of referenced sources that you may or may not include in your final paper. But, as you research, you evaluate the sources and write up a brief paragraph […]

Origin Story

Read Origin Story: A Brief History of Everything by David Christian. My whole life I’ve had questions about things like the universe and religion and the unrealistic stories that religion pushes up against science. There is, of course, so much we don’t know and while Christian does a good job of sharing what we do […]

Another Library Workshop

Over the past week, I’ve had two Fiction through Prompts library workshops. The attendees are loyal and consistently filling the room, which is so gratifying. There’s nothing worse than putting on an event and having no one show up. There’s something rather cool happening. As so many in this group of writers returns session after […]

Trying to Title

My chocolate lab, Atlas, and I are a Nose Work team. We’ve been training and competing for nearly 6 years now. He’s got a degenerative bone disease, so he’s not supposed to run. What do you do with a lab puppy full of energy who isn’t allowed to run? The trainer suggested nose work and […]

NaNoWriMo has Begun

I’m thrilled that it’s November and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has begun. It’s a few days in and I’ve written over 5ooo new words of a new novel. So, what is NaNoWriMo? The goal is to write 50, 000 words of a new novel in 30 days. Over the past 12 years I’ve participated […]