Making Choices: Why You Can’t Make Someone Make Good Choices

I am feeling frustrated. There are a lot of reasons for that frustration, but one of the big ones is watching people consistently make bad choices. At this point, you can just look online and pick any one bad choice: Not wearing a mask because you think it’s a conspiracy to take way your rights […]

Thoughts From a Pandemic

I’m in Rhode Island, and while we’re aren’t being ordered (yet anyway) to shelter in place, nor am I quarantined, I am doing my best to stay home and avoid social situations. As an introvert, I’ve been training for this my entire life. Seriously though, I have ranged between overwhelming anxiety and a feeling normalcy […]

Flash Fiction and Booksie

I am always on the hunt for writing contests and fun ways to stretch myself with my writing. Last month I found this fun writing prompt on Booksie, along with a flash fiction contest I could enter into for free. Image credit: Frankie B. Washington What’s fun is that I can see how many people […]

It’s Okay To Be Seen

Don’t Be Ashamed… I’ve read a couple different things recently that have really made me think about something women face their entire lives, something that we don’t even maybe realize we are doing to ourselves: This idea about women being ashamed to take up space. To be loud. To make themselves seen, heard, and known. […]

Storytelling and Communication

This week I wanted to touch  on something that’s been bouncing around in my brain for a while: How we communicate. It comes up on a regular basis, and maybe I am becoming older and more ornery, or else what’s actually happening is that in this world of connectivity we are communicating less authentically.  I […]