So, To Recap

I promised you a recap of what I've been up to in the nearly 3 years I've been hanging out with the crickets, and I promised it wouldn't be very much. But I lied! So much has happened! When Covid started I was just starting to crawl out of a 2-year stage of introversion and... Continue Reading →

It’s Me, Hi.

Goodness gracious, it's been a minute. (Do the kids still say that? Or the adults, even?). Last time I was here I think I was writing about how Covid probably wasn't going to pan out to be much more than another Swine/Bird/Yadda Yadda flu, and boy oh boy, we all know how that turned out!... Continue Reading →

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 →

The March I Remembered Myself

In collaborating with a woman I sort-of know but would like to know better to start a Ladies & Money book club, I began reading our first book. I was nervous that I was starting too soon, as I am a very fast reader, and our meeting wasn’t for another twenty-two days. Coinciding with this... 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 →

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