Southern Sojurn to The Sun

The entire time I was there, I kept asking myself: what am I doing in North Carolina? Over and over, in texts and emails to others, and in my own head, what the hell am I doing? Because there was barely a week between returning from Denver and flying off to Raleigh, I didn’t have... Continue Reading →

Amanda Takes a Minute

I drove to San Francisco for a book reading the other day. It was a Monday; I’d just gotten back from two nights in the cities - San Francisco AND Oakland - the afternoon before, and I was tired. I’d gotten up at 5am to work the 6am shift so I could get some hours... Continue Reading →

Ten Mediocre Confessions from 2017

1. I thought Lady Bird was...fine. I don’t know if I went into it with too many expectations from the hype, or maybe it was too much of a female-experience film to have gone with my boyfriend, or I just didn’t have similar enough teenage experiences with which to relate and re-live. I liked it.... Continue Reading →

When Princess Diana Dies

I realized, only just this morning, that I could die. I can’t say that this had never occurred to me before but, as a rule, this passing thought is followed by such dramatic and cartoonish images that a good shake of the head has always worked to send them away. I’ve had terribly violent and... Continue Reading →

Pardon the Dust

I'm super excited, although literally butt-hurt, because I've been sitting alllll damn day in my pretty new office, which is our old trailer, working on separating my website into two separate entities. One for the blog and general riff-raff, one for my 'professional' work. Both are still being tweaked and likely will be forever and... Continue Reading →

The Never-Final Countdown

There is the thing Facebook does - the Memories. I look at it every day, and more often it is an emotionally masochistic act than a warm-fuzzy one. I notice myself doing an unconscious countdown around November. Now that my boyfriend Paulie and I have been together for less-than-six-but-more-than-five years, as the memories get closer... Continue Reading →

The Bonfire of My Ego

40 Days of Writing/Spring 2017/Days 2 & 7 Lately I’ve been going through the motions of my life as if I were in a series of scenes in a TV show. Here is a scene of me getting into the car and buckling my seatbelt. Here is a scene of me rolling over in bed, blinking... Continue Reading →

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