Embracing Adventure “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~~Hellen Keller

Introverts of the World Unite on World Introvert Day

I’m sure many have seen some version of the meme: “Introverts of the world unite. Separately. In your own homes.” Well, apparently today is World Introvert Day, a day when introverts can not only do that but, as the official website for the day says, “help people worldwide better understand and Read more →

Looking Forward to 2016

Happy New Year! Yesterday I closed out the year with a look back at some of the things I accomplished in 2015. Today I’ll be looking at some of the things I want to work on in the new year. I don’t set “resolutions” as such, but I do like Read more →

Looking Back at 2015

March sunset Kaiserslautern

2015 was an eventful year for me, and many of the highlights happened in the last half of the year. In May, I completed my master’s in counseling psychology. After that, I got the opportunity to be a volunteer trip lead, which allowed me to travel to several places from Read more →

Bisexual Visibility Day, Bisexual Erasure, and Coming Out as Bisexual


Yesterday was Bisexual Visibility Day, which is a day to celebrate bisexuality, bisexuals, and bisexual history. As of last year, the week beginning on the Sunday before September 23rd has been Bisexual Awareness Week. As a bisexual myself, I wanted to honor both today with a discussion of Bisexual Visibility Read more →

3 Simple Ways to Think More Positively

We can't direct the win but we can adjust the sails

When things in life aren’t turning out how we expect or would hope, or perhaps we aren’t sure how something is going to turn out and are worried about possible negative outcomes, it can be easy to think negatively or assume the worst. Since today is Positive Thinking Day, I thought it would Read more →

Female Video Game Characters and Body Image

FemaleVideoGameCharacters & Body Image

Did you know that today is National Video Games Day? I’m celebrating it in several ways. In person, I’m  playing Bioshock. I find it much more frustrating than Bioshock Infinite, which I played first, but yet manage to spend several hours on it each time I sit down to it. Read more →

Let’s Talk About Mental Illness, Suicide, & Stigma

A year and a month ago today, Robin Williams took his life. On that day, and for a few weeks after, in addition to an outpouring of posts remembering the joy he brought to lives through his comedy, I saw a lot of posts acknowledging the normalcy of having mental Read more →

Sneak Peek of The Kingdumb

Today is “Tell a Joke Day,” so I thought it would be a good excuse to give you a sneak peek of my novelette, The Kingdumb. I have wanted to release this story as an eBook for awhile but didn’t have the time or drive to do so while I was Read more →

7 Tips to Improve Your Trip to Disneyland Paris


If you’ve never been to Disneyland Paris, you may wonder what you can do to save time and money while you’re there. Here are a few things that I or people in my group did that may be helpful for you. Although I found out after the fact that a Read more →

5 Places to Find Calls For Fiction and Poetry Submissions

Calls for Submissions

Whether you write fiction, poetry, or creative non fiction, there are many places you can look for potential homes for your creative writing work. Literary journals and online magazines often release calls for submissions in which they let you know what they like to publish, if there’s a theme for Read more →

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