The 2012 Oscars? Yawn.

I’m late on this post, but to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t very interested in the subject. I didn’t even bother trying to watch the Oscars this year – the first time in a long time. Why? Because I’m tired of the game. I’m tired of watching older, white Hollywood congratulate one another. There are … Continue reading

In Which I Get On My Soapbox

I have to tell you something. I am in Independent. I think that in the past, both the Republican and Democratic parties have had their merits and their issues. I’ll be honest – until Palin showed up, I was not afraid of a McCain presidency. But this year is different. More and more, I have … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: By the Lake

I am standing by the lake. The sun is sinking down behind the aged buildings to the West, and the air is starting to chill. My skin prickles in protest but I won’t move. Not until you’re here. I have to shield my eyes as the sun sinks, the lake sucking in the orange light … Continue reading

In Which I Ask You Not to Hate Valentine’s Day

This is becoming an annual thing for me, writing about Valentine’s Day. But every year I hear about how much single people hate Valentine’s Day. It’s a Hallmark holiday, it’s only purpose is to trick you into buying things. You know what? This is true for every holiday, but most of us seem to have … Continue reading

What Happens Now: Columbine – Wounded Minds

Sam Granillo is kind, generous, passionate, and driven. He is ridiculously friendly and he genuinely cares about everyone. He’s someone that wants to see a smile on every face. He is also a survivor of the Columbine Shooting. You know the one – the effects of it rippled through the nation, shocking everyone. It was … Continue reading

Grimm Versus Once Upon a Time

I really shouldn’t be lumping these two shows together because they truly are not in the same category. But I’m doing it because they both came out at the same time this past Fall, and both are based around the idea of fairy tales (though very different fairy tales, to be fair). Grimm is a … Continue reading

5 More Things That Inspire Me

5 more things that inspire my writing, in no particular order at all. 1. Photography. Either my own or someone else’s. Photography captures the world in a unique way, gives you a perspective that you may not have uncovered before. Photography often helps me with setting and mood when I’m writing. 2. Friends. Getting together … Continue reading

Book Review: Kraken by China Mieville

I began reading this book with a very little knowledge of what it was about and let me tell you, that just might be the best way to read this book. What’s funny about it is, many of the reviews printed inside the book say that it’s one of the weirdest and scariest books you … Continue reading