Leap Day 2020 at Cannon Beach, Oregon

Somehow, this Leap Year felt a little more frenzied than usual as media outlets ran wild with every fun fact trivia it could come up with. In all of the hubbub around a date that comes literally every 4 years, the beach sounded like a much more relaxing, ideal place to focus my energies. Take […]

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Focusing on the Good and Picking Up The Pen Again

Dear Diary, It has been far too long since I last wrote within your pages and so, with classic obligation, I am here to update you on what has been going on in my life beyond the anxiety and depression I have spent the last two years discovering, researching, and working to understand. The best […]

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MIA: Me

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything creative, anything beyond work manuals and emails. Perhaps a haiku here and there, but the passion I once felt for it – the feeling that it was the most natural thing in the world to do… has left me. There was a time in my life where […]

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Dining Out in Cartlandia

She asked me if I wanted to go to a food cart. It was over text message so I thought she might have been auto-corrected and was actually saying “go-karts” which was still weird, actually. I was confused. Terribly, terribly confused. When I asked her about it, I think I broke a piece of her […]

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The Importance of Writers Conferences

Last June I was awarded a scholarship to attend my very first writers conference via Wyoming Writers, Inc. I was nervous, unsure of what to expect, and completely alone when I arrived at the hotel hosting the conference. I knew of only one person who would be there, John Nesbitt, but I knew not where […]

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