quarantine blogging: oh bloody hell

From August 2015: So life is ephemeral, adulthood is hard, and my child looks to be ready to go through another growth spurt. He’s chest-high to me right now–when I rest my elbow on his head, I have to tilt my arm up, which was not the case back when summer started–so I can onlyContinue reading “quarantine blogging: oh bloody hell”

ranting to (and about) my new pants

So I bought pants on my day off last week, and today I put on a pair of the new pants for work. Now, this particular pair, I had noticed in the store, had a patterned cloth on the inside for the pockets. I’d sort of glanced at it because I was more concerned withContinue reading “ranting to (and about) my new pants”

State of the Laura, “oh dear god” edition

I work in a college library, and today has been non-stop ridiculous: computers up and down–both in the power sense and the internet sense printers down unscheduled professors using our classrooms (which is okay, just chaotic) one student assistant out a roach on the third floor (we’re having an ongoing bug battle this rainy season)Continue reading “State of the Laura, “oh dear god” edition”

Banned Books Week

It’s Banned Books Week. My go-to banned book is To Kill a Mockingbird … perhaps one day I shall tell you the story of my love for this book, but the very short version is that To Kill a Mockingbird was the one book I read in high school, for class, that I absolutely lovedContinue reading “Banned Books Week”

I don’t even know what to title this.

Before I start, let me just say that I did, indeed, drop off the face of the internet for a while.  It’s been a helluva summer. In April 2011, my short story, “Items Found In a Box Belonging to Jonas Connolly,” appeared in Strange Horizons. I was, and still am, really excited that they publishedContinue reading “I don’t even know what to title this.”