Stillness 

In one of the guided meditations I listened to through Happify a few months ago, the goal was stillness. After breathing in and nourishing and releasing as I exhaled, there was stillness.  Listen to me, my friend. I give you a small serenity. I would give you a large one, but I am uncertain of…

Immortal Jellyfish

Interesting read: In 1988 science stumbled upon proof of eternal life – immortality thrived in the form of a minuscule jellyfish. German marine biology student Christian Sommer spent a summer on the Italian Ri… Source: Immortal Jellyfish

How to Pick the Perfect Name for Your Character

When I was twelve I read a book with angels and demons in it.  In the back of the book there was an appendix listing the meanings of the names of each of the characters. I resolved to employ this detail when I wrote my own stories in the future. Like so many things from…

Saying No

This year my husband and I have tried to say no.  I was giving myself a hard time about not finishing Camp NaNoWriMo. I ended up deciding it was too much and focused on the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Diverse Worlds Grant instead.  When I let my crit. partner, Richmond Camero,  know that I didn’t enter…