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Thursday Quote

Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.    –George Orwell

Back on Track

Just a brief update. A couple years ago as I was completing my MA, I was challenged by a fellow student (you know who you are) to just start submitting and keep submitting. That has never left my head though I slacked quite a bit on the task last year. I am glad to say that I am back on […]


To say that 2020 was a problematic year for most of us is a dramatic understatement. While each individual and family endured their own unique aspects, mine was no exception. We went through many ups and downs, some of which even gave us question whether we would make it out alive. Instead of dwelling on the negative, we have looked […]