Art Show at England Run Library

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Through the month of May, a collection of my photography, illustrations, ink drawings, and additional fluff/cool prop items will be on display at England Run Library in Stafford, Virginia. Most of the pieces in the show are available for sale. I will also be there to sell and sign small prints and books on May 20th, 1:00-4:00. Check out a preview of the show below:

Life After Crazy V. – What’s It Like?

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Disclaimer: I spend a lot of time on the internet. I’ve gotten old enough now I was around for the dawn of some now-vintage memes. If I ever quote you, thinking I’m referencing popular culture, and you feel like I have plagiarized you, please let me know. I always try to give credit where credit is due, but the meme net is wide, and the internet is bad at citing sources. Another disclaimer: a couple days after writing this I was in the ER because I hadn’t slept in four days and was pushing another round of psychosis from sheer anxiety. more »

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Again).

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If you follow me, you know I’m doing the Women’s Forum in about two hours. I gotta go get dressed, but I want to make sure all you people who give a shit hear what I have to say today, so I don’t care if it’s perfect. I’ll come back and edit it later if I need to. For now, buckle up. Today, shit’s gonna get real. (“What do we say to Death?” “…not today!”) Download my slides here. (If you use Google Drive, it should work fine for you. No promises if you’re anti-Google, sorry. Ain’t nobody got time more »

Art Show at England Run Library

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I have twenty-two pieces of art on display at England Run Library through the month of May. Most pieces in the show are for sale. Check it out at: 806 Lyons Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA, 22406. Join me on Saturday, May 14 from 1:00-4:00 at the library for a live art demonstration! I will also be selling unframed prints, hand-drawn sketches, and signed books during the demo.

Spring Appearances

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I will be attending two events in Fredericksburg, VA this spring, and have an art show coming soon: March 19 11:00-12:00 I will be giving a lecture at the Barbara Hicks Geslock Women’s Forum, hosted at James Monroe High School. My talk will be similar to the lecture I gave last year, “Writing and the Creative Lens,” with some modifications and new insights about how to write according to your own needs and schedule. May All month I will be having an art show at England Run Library. Come see my latest works! Most pieces will available for sale. May more »

Why You Should Write When Writing Sucks

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Computer messages that shouldn’t be annoying any sane person right now– and here I am, having to schedule a restart for 9:15 AM (when I’ll be at work in the morning) so I can keep pecking at my keyboard undisturbed until I finally drag myself to bed when the creatively-exhausted stupor sets in– if I drag myself to bed at all tonight. I love my brain, I love watching this process of expressing ideas and stories unfold, but I do wish it were willing to show some sympathy to MY schedule, which pays the bills. Don’t let anyone tell you more »