Category Archives: Shameless Plugs

You’re invited…

In the midst of the chaos that was April, May and June for me, I told myself I wasn’t writing because I had no time, and the few spare moments I found were instantly dedicated to – forgive me for saying it – more important things like bathing and eating.  Does this make me less of an artist?  Probably.  I have known many who suffer far more than I for their work.

Summer came and other things seemed to get in the way…always something taking precedence over a post.  But, as a fellow blogger recently noted, there’s really no reason to write about nothing at all.  What boring blogging that makes for!  Somehow there seemed to be this space before in which I was able to put life’s lessons into the confines of chapter-like theses – but then life was a little more interesting then, and for now it does feel as though we’ve pressed pause to get up and go to the bathroom, refill our wine glasses and figure out a reasonably viable retirement plan.

Alas, when life enters its boring bits, a respectable writer puts on her fiction hat, and I have – it’s only that I’m not ready to wear that particular lid on the mean streets of the Interweb just yet.  I have, however, decided to unearth some fiction and poetry I’ve written over the last year.  To that end, I’ve done the very grown-up thing that is buying the url of my own name, and creating a website specifically for that purpose.

Ladies and gents, I officially present, my nakedest contribution to the world of writing (because my fiction is scantily clad, indeed).  This is not easy by any stretch of the imagination…I feel tremendously vulnerable and all that jazz, but there’s a deep sense of emptiness that goes with writing something just to save it in a Dropbox folder for ever and ever amen.

The site will function like this:  I will post a new short or poem every week or 10 days or so, and if you subscribe you’ll get notification thereof.  I’ll also keep a running log of my shorts and poems on different pages of the site (pop over and have a look and you’ll get my drift) for easy reference or catching up (I’m looking at you, Antonia).  If you love my work, hooray!  Happy reading!  If you think it’s terrible, just think of all the delicious schadenfreude you’ll amass within a measly matter of minutes!  Hooray again!

I’ve already published a piece that could potentially enliven your morning cuppa, or bring world peace.  We simply cannot know until you’ve read it.

As always, thanks for reading me…I’m looking forward to some familiar faces at!

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Halloween, how I’ve missed you…

My post this week on elephant is a shout-out to ghosts and goblins everywhere…this is most definitely the time of year I get nostalgic and homesick…

Have a read here if you like, and thanks for reading me, y’all!


Halloween then:

tyler, meet marla…

And now (ish…like 2 years ago)…

the untold affair between mrs. roper and columbo…

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Boo to being sick.

But hooray for Andrea Gibson!

Posted a vid of hers on elephant journal this week in lieu of an actual article.

As well as a rant about how much I hate being sick.

Even if I’m not on top form, she certainly is, traipsing around the country and whatnot.  Have a look here, and let me know if she moves you like she moves me.

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On failure…

This week on elephant journal I’m exploring the way big thinkers have looked at failure…in light of a failure of sorts of my own…more on that later, faithful readers.

At any rate, check out the article here, and let me know your thoughts.

You guys are the best, yo.

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A shout out to Senator Ted Lieu and Governor Jerry Brown

This week on elephant journal I’ve written about wrongs being righted…some geographically far away, but all near and dear to my heart.  At the center of all of it is Senate Bill 1172, which officially makes treating children to “cure” them of their homosexuality illegal in California, effective January 2013.

Have a read here, and let me know your thoughts!

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While your heart’s still beating…

This week on elephant journal I’m shouting out to an artist I stupidly only just heard about, Candy Chang.

Hop on over and read the article I’ve written about her extraordinary project, Before I Die, that’s somehow made its way around the globe a few times before catching my attention.

(I really can be daft sometimes, can’t I?)

And do let me know your thoughts!

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