On Writing: Can You Call Yourself a Writer if You Don’t Get Paid?

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels.com This has been a hot topic in the writing community for a long time now - should you call yourself a Writer even if it's not your day job? I'm not sure if this is even a debate anymore, because all I ever hear is, "If you write, then… Continue reading On Writing: Can You Call Yourself a Writer if You Don’t Get Paid?

When You Can’t Trust Your Own Memory

Photo by Josh Hild on Pexels.com Shortly before I graduated college, my friend Liz and I went for a hike outside of our town, San Marcos, Texas. There was a riverfront area popular for picnics, grilling, and hiking, but on this Spring day we decided to stray off the well-beaten (read: boring) path and see… Continue reading When You Can’t Trust Your Own Memory

Cristo, and other people I knew

Photo by Micael Widell on Pexels.com For four years, I worked on and off at a restaurant in Gruene (pronounced 'Green'), which is the historic part of the small Texas town of New Braunfels, located on I-35 between Austin and San Antonio. I have soooo many stories about that place and the people I knew.… Continue reading Cristo, and other people I knew

City Wildlife

Photo by Skyler Ewing on Pexels.com We don't use our front yard very much. We're pretty private, unfriendly people and we prefer our fenced-in backyard where we can be outside and not have to see or talk to anyone. Consequently, the local wildlife prefer the front yard. Last month a robin built her nest under… Continue reading City Wildlife

Another Story about Student Teaching

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com When I started college, I knew exactly what I wanted to be: a teacher. I wanted to be a teacher for many years, all the way up until I actually did some teaching. Learning about how to teach did not prepare me at all for life on the other… Continue reading Another Story about Student Teaching

On Writing: Lousy Finds from an LFL

Photo by Jacqueline Smith on Pexels.com In the last three weeks, I have read three books by three famous authors, and all three were very disappointing. The last one, in fact, disappointed me so much that after I read the last page, I stood up and chunked it across the room. Before the bibliophiles hunt… Continue reading On Writing: Lousy Finds from an LFL