I Want Words (the poem)

[Below I’ve shared my favorite poem and also what I based my website’s name on. Since the internet is always changing, I wanted this available here for both myself and you lovely readers! Enjoy!] Say More, Speak Like Rain by Arne Ruste “Am I perhaps the only believer now? I believe in words I believe in the carrying capacity of … Continue reading “I Want Words (the poem)”

A Tall Ship Tale: 2014 Travels

You know how sometimes your writing is published by an organization, and then their website is updated and all previous works are washed away into yesteryear? This is one such article, from my time living and working aboard tall ships with Grays Harbor Historical Seaport in 2014. I have not put my editor’s eyes to it since then, so forgive … Continue reading “A Tall Ship Tale: 2014 Travels”

Whack-A-Mole Month

Seeing problems arise and feeling like you’re playing whack-a-mole? I sure am! Maybe it’s because Mercury is in retrograde. Maybe it’s because I moved this month. Maybe it’s because some fundamental changes have been happening. Maybe it’s because I’m looking for work. Maybe it’s because the greatest plans of men and mice often go astray. Whatever it is, this month … Continue reading “Whack-A-Mole Month”

Moving is so Messy!

Moving is so messy! First step, release pure chaos by pulling everything out that you forgot you owned. Next, wear it, play with it, and — oh wait, was I supposed to be packing? That first round of moving is the most fun for me. If I’ve lived somewhere for years, there is more to discover and giggle about. Past … Continue reading “Moving is so Messy!”

Passionate Plant Lady

One of my favorite perks to my home are the windows. My home is bathed in a warm glow of sunlight from tall, cathedral-esque windows. Plants climb up my walls on shelves and tables to twice my height. Its like a Beauty and the Beast library hall, but for plants, and just as reverent. This all started a couple of … Continue reading “Passionate Plant Lady”

The Ghost of Ursula K. Le Guin

“Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” by Arwen Curry Viewing on Friday, February 1st, 2019 Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA Impressions: I cried. I may need to get my hands on a copy of the documentary to accurately tell you why. For me, Ursula K. Le Guin has been a ghostlike mentor since I first read her short story “Schrödinger’s … Continue reading “The Ghost of Ursula K. Le Guin”

Writing as Interaction

A little about me. Or more directly, the writing side of me. I see writing as an interaction, an interaction between words, an interaction between ideas, and an interaction between people. I remember when my best friend and I were in spelling bees and book writing competitions in every grade in school. She’d always land first place, and I would … Continue reading “Writing as Interaction”

Life Strategy: A How-To Guide

Life Strategy, a how to guide: First, assess your tools and materials. What do you have to work with? This includes things like: energy, strength, education, community, etc. Second, figure out how to apply those tools to any given situation. I have X amount of energy for large crowds, and I really really wanna go to a music show, but … Continue reading “Life Strategy: A How-To Guide”