Random Things

The Price of Honesty 

Photo by Gretchen E.K. Engel What is the price of honesty? The answer is it’s priceless. Today I accidentally shoplifted or almost did. Thankfully my husband noticed while loading the car. How it went down. We did the usual post-church Walmart run. I picked up two plastic storage drawer units and had the cashier scan […]

Politics in Art

Politics in Art

One of the top events up for discussion this week is the speech a certain actress gave at a certain awards ceremony in which she shared her opinions of a certain political figure. Some applaud her words, some disagree with them. Some say that was neither the time nor the place for such a rant, […]

JaNoWriMo Second Update

JaNoWriMo Second Update

I was in my story world again. The characters were real again.

Merry Christmas and Thanks for the Heroes

Every year I get one one bonus gift that’s a big surprise or something very special. This year there were several, but one special gift was actually a Black Friday score I sort of bought for myself (my husband wrapped it up as one of my main presents), the boxed set of Anne of Green Gables. The […]

Five Korean Dramas for Speculative Fiction Fans

Five Korean Dramas for Speculative Fiction Fans

So, pretty much anyone who knows me fairly well knows I’m a big fan of Kdramas/Korean dramas. I think they’re quite a bit cleaner than American television shows, without sacrificing any quality. This week I thought I’d share five of my favorite Kdramas, ones I think my speculative fiction friends will appreciate. Don’t be intimidated by subtitles. […]

Going (to) Rogue One

We’re a Star Wars kind of family. Last year we ventured out to the late showing (on a school night) for The Force Awakens. This year we opted for the 5:00 p.m. show, a perfect time. The show wasn’t a matinee, so no big families taking up whole aisles but also not late where the theatre would […]

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

“The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.” ― Louisa May Alcott