How does that curse go? May you live in interesting times. Boy howdy, they said it. Whoever said it - no one knows where the quote originated from. But two weeks ago if you'd told me I'd be in quarantine and blogging about my grocery store trip three days ago I'd . . . … Continue reading Hairspray and Sushi Rice – or How to Stress Buy in a Pandemic
I'd heard it was coming. Today the headlines hit. Belmont University to Absorb Watkins College of Art "Absorb." Such a pathetic word to use for the closing of a 143-year-old art school. The only word more pathetic in this is "synergy." It's about two-thirds of the way down the article. I wasn’t surprised a … Continue reading I Stand With Watkins’ Students and Their Vote of No Confidence
Read my new book FOR FREE!! Yes, I said FREE. The only thing I need from you is if you see a typo or a mistake, you shoot me an email. Proofreading. It's called proofreading. I need help. I'm up to my eyeballs in editing. As my fans know, (all five of you . … Continue reading Wanna read Ms. X FOR FREE?
Spoilers for Unicorn Store on Netflix - proceed with glitter and caution. Dear Kits, You know who you are. Of course you do. The ones who never fit in. The artistic ones. WEIRD. Different. Unique. Non-conformists. They have different names for us, but they damn sure can't fit us in a box, (with or … Continue reading To the Kits of the World – My Take On the Unicorn Store
I love Boston. I miss Nashville. I can say these two things at once. It’s possible to look forward and behind at the same time. . . Although the better thing is to stay in the present. But I don’t do that very well. And the present is homesick. Not homesick for whatever Nashville became. … Continue reading I Left Before the Cherry Trees Did
UPDATE - August 1, 2019 At one time, I posted the entire half of my book here, but now that I'm seeking publishing, I have taken it down. Do not despair! You can read the entire book! I'm looking for help to proofread. (Didn't get the Kickstarter funded, remember? Have to do all the editing … Continue reading First Half of Ms. X
I have a reporter friend . . . well, more of an acquaintance, but if I saw him in public I'd say hello and probably ask if he wanted to grab a cup of coffee if he wasn't busy at the moment. Anyway, I know this reporter who writes about the community here in Nashville … Continue reading One Paycheck Away From Homelessness
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mediapsychmarti/ms-x/ Click here for the Ms. X Kickstarter In the middle of a mercury retrograde, no less. How's that for fearless? Those of you who read my blog (all three of you . . . hi guys!) know that I've been working on a science fiction novel for a couple of years. It's called … Continue reading Hooray! I launched a Kickstarter!
UPDATE – August 1, 2019 At one time, I posted the entire half of my book here, but now that I’m seeking publishing, I have taken it down. Do not despair! You can read the entire book! I’m looking for help to proofread. (Didn’t get the Kickstarter funded, remember? Have to do all the editing … Continue reading Ms. X . . . Section One
It’s a beautiful thing. The base is black and shines like glass. It might be glass, or some sort of shiny ceramic glaze. The black base sits on several rings of antique gold, and the arm extends up in more swoops and swirls of antique gold. Do you call the upright part of a lamp … Continue reading The Lamp