I remember writing, “I read to write better,” a few times when talking about books. This is true but it’s also a cop-out. So that I won’t have to tell you how, when everything falls apart and the body crumbles under not knowing how to go … Continue reading Reading Keeps Me Alive
“It’s okay. I’m doing okay, don’t worry about me.” We sat at the coffee table on the floor of grandpa’s house, a place that has ceased to be a family home for about a decade now. Aspects of friends and family flickered about in fragments … Continue reading What’s the moon without the sun?
On Monday I got a call from Melissa about a family of stray cats that she had just picked up from a temple. She runs an Animal Taxi service here and was on her way to drop them off at a shelter – someone had … Continue reading Quest for cat
My other favorite thing to do anually, a review of the year’s sketchbooks! I usually do this on my Instagram but since we’re all about new traditions now, I’ve moved it onto here. I went into 2016 with my black Moleskine from the year before. In it … Continue reading the annual sketchbook thing, 2016
This is one of my favorite new year traditions. So I’ve done this for 2013, 2014, and 2015 on my tumblr. I hadn’t set specific reading goals for 2016, though I did meet my Goodreads challenge of reaching over twenty-seven books (re-reads weren’t counted). Looking … Continue reading that annual book list thing, 2016
It’s 30 minutes to midnight where I’m at. We’re on our dining table, sipping on calming tea with books and art supplies scattered around. I started making a quick watercolor sketch because this felt like the best way to spend the night – what with everything … Continue reading staying alive
2016 has been a year where I had to fight extra hard to carve out crevices where continuity and contentment could exist within the upheavals, worries, and changes taking place in the outsides and insides of my life. Every time I seemed to find my … Continue reading december-ing