I re-read The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger last weekend, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. Keep in mind, I hated this book in high school. No, I despised it. I despised it enough to rate it only one star on GoodReads. If you look at my GoodReads ratings, you’ll notice I almost never… Continue reading The Book Doesn’t Change, You Do
I saw this screenshot on The Writer’s Circle‘s Facebook page a few weeks ago, and I found it extremely encouraging. Since I was a kid, I’ve had two stories stuck in my head. I’ve written various versions of these stories, which involve different characters who have different adventures and conflicts. When I was a kid,… Continue reading My Writing is Boring?
When I was in school, I was on a mission and one mission alone: To get straight A’s. I didn’t care how I got that A, I just wanted a big, fat shiny A. Also, I preferred “easy A’s” because I didn’t want to work too hard, because I struggled with test anxiety and any strenuous efforts… Continue reading Easy Teachers — AKA Education Thieves
I discovered the app Whisper a couple years ago after reading an article about women who used the app to confess they regretted having children. According to the article, dozens of women were supporting each other through the app. It sounded horrible, that so many women could confess to regretting their children. As I read… Continue reading Bye Bye, Negativity
Last year, I posted a post titled New Year’s SMART Resolutions, describing my new year’s resolutions for 2015. So how’d I do? Read twenty pages per day. I found this goal difficult to monitor. Also, I read books in all shapes and sizes — you could say I’m an old fashion reader — so 20 pages in one… Continue reading Resolutions in Review