Category: Feeling Philosophical

Finding Happiness

Several months back, sometime last fall, I began to have this recurring dream. In this dream, I was alone inside a mansion. The mansion was massive and oddly shaped with so many passages and stairwells that I got lost at every turn. Stranger still was the passage that led to a separate section of the…


What will this year bring?

Something big is building. Don’t argue with me. The amount of sheer madness happening around the country, around the world, in nature, all of it amounts to something. Some kind of energy is building little by little and I’ll be damned if I don’t think it is leading us to the Winter Solstice of 2012….


9/11 & Losing Innocence

Yeah.  Everyone else in the world is blogging about 9/11 today.  I thought about going a different route; finding something upbeat to go on about here at the Cottage, keep it toasty, keep it light. But, no. 9/11 was a moment that defined my life.  And no matter how hard, no matter how much it…


What You May Not Know

Dear Reader: I do this for you. Okay, well that may be a little bit wrong because I don’t just do it for you, I do it for me too.  You see, a writer is a writer not because of any aspirations of being rich and famous but because it’s necessary. Have you experienced those…


Revelations of the Week

Revelation #1 I am no longer going to actively seek book reviewers. What an awful process.  I do so much else trying to promote my books.  I’ve had several very unpleasant situations happen this week in regards to finding book bloggers to review my work.  As of now, I’m not actively seeking; if a book…


Communications in Life

I am taking interpersonal communications at school this semester.  A bit boring, but some of the anthropological/psychological content have really intrigued me.  I have a real interest in anthropology; I discovered that when I took comparative religions last year. My textbook had me make a list of words or phrases that I thought defined me…


Quotes from “Le Petit Prince”

Le Petit Prince was published in 1943 by a French aviator named Antoine Saint-Exupery, who sadly was lost in a plane crash only a year later.  This beautiful children’s fable, written for adults to remind us not to lose the magic of childhood, is the text we are using in my third semester French course….


Tragedy

It is really an amazing thing, tragedy.  We watch as a human being maims and kills numerous people, including a nine year old little girl, without shame, without remorse.  In fifteen seconds, six lives are wiped off this plane of existence, all because of a psychopath with a gun. But, here’s the amazing part –…


When not to submit…

How is a writer to know when her work is ready for submission?  Is it when she’s read and revised three times?  Eight?  Her boyfriend loves it, but that has to be taken with a grain of salt because he loves her – love bias.  He’s going to think everything she writes is wonderful no…


Rejection…sigh.

Well, my entry in the Coffee News contest did not win.  I loved my story; thought it was so fun and witty.  I was beat by a cutesy poem.  This is why I’m too timid to enter contests or query my work for an agent.  I’m terrified of rejection, because every time I fail, I…


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