Happy Thanksgiving

I’m trying to have myself some peace today so I’m forgoing a discussion about the problematic history of this US holiday. Forgive me for that and let me tell you that I’m grateful to be done with grading and this entire semester. It’s 55 degrees F here today and I went on a lovely walk. [...]

I Became Your Therapist

Pro Bono Because I was too nice I’m easy to talk to (and take advantage of). But I’ve realized how valuable my time is As of late And I confessed feeling used Even after you confessed your love Unrequited Unfounded. You never even asked if I were seeing anybody Too caught up in the moment [...]

Seascape Saturday

Hidden world backdrop of blue cradled in serenity you can be too. I won't lie... this semester as a new professor has been rough. I've been wanting to start my YouTube Channel and just haven't had the time to devote to it that I would like. I really want to start trying to make weekly [...]

Seascape Saturday

  A moment's pause can provide just enough clarity to allow your truths to surface. The world may appear dull grey but when the sun illuminates richness unfolds magic happens authenticity prevails.   Like what you see? Consider tipping me a coffee here. And many thanks if you do.   Much love to you. Natalie

Stephen King – On Writing – Review

To say that this book [re]inspired me to write would be an understatement. I've been on the verge of a new creative journey for a while (a novel, I think, at last), and this work has been instrumental to that end. I think it helped me to realize that the "writer's club" isn't some snooty [...]

Locate the fossil

Knowing the story wasn't necessary for me to begin work. I had located the fossil; the rest, I knew, would consist of careful excavation. -Stephen King, On Writing This is wonderful and helpful. Sometimes I get so caught up on having everything outlined and figured out that I don't trust the process. If my idea [...]

Quarantine Day 24

Man... the days are really starting to blend together for me. While I have been keeping up with working out, getting myself to do work is becoming more of a challenge 😦 I don’t have a lot of creative juicing flowing at the moment and am lacking inspiration, which is so so frustrating to me [...]

First Snow?

It's February and I actually thought I had gotten away with not having a "real Winter." Oh well, it is beautiful. And my late wolf baby Luna (rescue pooch) loved the snow, so I guess I can't hate it too much. I feel like the second image from the top sort of reminds me of [...]