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Monday, August 6, 2018

It's Easy to Write A Poem


I wrote this yesterday evening at a coffee shop. I'm sure I'll do some (more) editing at some point, but I thought I'd share it - just a bit of fun. :)


Friday, July 13, 2018

Flashback Friday


It's been a while since I've posted because

1. I was busy preparing for the debut of my first full-length play.

2. I was out of town on vacation.

3. I'm getting ready to move!

4. Etc.


But now all of that is passed* and to get me started again, I thought we could have some fun. Here's a #fbf** poem I thought you might enjoy. I wrote it in high school during Algebra 2/Trig class. We were having independent work time, and I had miraculously already finished. Since math wasn't my favorite subject, I decided to do something totally different with the time left in the period. This is one of the first poems I ever wrote:^


Friday, May 11, 2018

Writing on the Go: Tools of the Trade


Sometimes, you just need to get out of the house.

So you go to the park, or a local coffee shop, or your corner Starbucks, or a hotel, or a train, or wherever. So you pack for the journey: money for provisions, your spiral poetry notebook because you're behind in your Great Devotional Poetry Project, your devotional, a book for the next play you're researching, your phone, etc. And of course, your portable typing device.

In my case, it's a lightly used Surface gifted to me by my Aunt Mary a while back. This little tablet/computer is a gem. I keep it in desktop mode because really, what do I want a tablet for? It's super small and light, but it does all the things my desktop does except play DVDs and have a big screen, and it does them all just as well - when I was in school, I had Adobe InDesign,* Photoshop and Illustrator all downloaded** and simultaneously running on this tiny little workhorse and they worked great!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Confessing Church Chronicles: Fun Facts


Monday night was the first rehearsal for my play, The Confessing Church. It was really fun to get everyone together and do a read-through of the script. I got home at around 10pm (I think...?), feeling very physically tired, mentally energized, and starving.

The following are some fun facts about the play, in no particular order (numbered for visual clarity):


1. I'm very happy to say that this play has so far appealed to people of all kinds of different worldviews. Yay!

2. A couple months after I finished the draft, the Charlottesville rally was held, featuring, among others, the chant "Blood and Soil." I think normally I would have thought, 'Blood and soil?' What does that even mean? As it happens, I had used that very phrase twice in my play because it was a popular Nazi slogan - I knew exactly what it meant.

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Hugo Chronicles: Catting


Hugo has been learning to cat. I think he already knew how to cat, but he was such a scared little guy, he wasn't comfortable catting. As he continues to settle in here, he also continues to cat more and more.*

Hugo, surveying the realm.

For instance, he now regularly weaves in and out of my legs when I'm in the kitchen. This has caused a few accidental shovings when I've turned to cross the room without realizing that at that very moment, Hugo was trying to rub against the back of my legs. Thankfully, he doesn't do this when I'm walking through the main part of the condo.