What am I about?
Enjoy: eating; arts; baseball; rules, order, and organization; myriad musical genres; mathematics; diagramming sentences; roller derby; coffee and tea; cleanliness; paper; peanut butter and caramel; Wii-ing; wine
Used to, but no longer: teach; fashion candles out of wax slabs; sing in the shower
Spend time: reading; knitting and crocheting; walking and walk-jogging and occasionally walk-jog-running; sitting on couch; watching tv on computer (on couch); writing; laughing; exploring the city
Avoid: driving; politics; dirt; most sports (exceptions cited above); science (blech); cooking; physical discomfort of any sort
Favorites: Jane Austen; Shakespeare; good love stories; chocolate; soft blankets; flavored lip gloss and mascara; sleeping in; hand-written letters
Not afraid of: dogs; the word feminist
Wistful wishes: speak another language; Zach Galifianakis (&/or Bradley Cooper) on my doorstep; buy a single house in Charleston
Want to: drive cross-country; learn to sew correctly, dammit; eat a gallon of ice cream and gain no weight
What even is on this site?
Scribbles: Pithy writings, random lists, grumblings, stories, and other musings.
Diversions: I love to be entertained. Reactions to and reviews of books, movies, music, and more.
First-Sentence Diagrams: Diagrams of the first sentences of many of the books I read.
Chalkboard Stories: True stories from my teaching days and experiences of other educators. Picture The Office in a school.
Family Tales: Scenes involving my family or yarns they tell me.
Guides: Roundups, how-tos, travel plans, and other directions
Note on writing process: Many posts are works-in-progress, thoughts I’m forming, parts of larger wholes. Revision is great! I love drafts! They map how I get from jumbled mess to polished coherence (I hope). I consider so much on here not quite finished …