Blog Masonry

Love Letters

I'm starting back up with this nonsense and enjoying it very much. Scattering these little notes around, hoping to widen their reach over time.   Here's how I imagine it:   You are walking around town and stop to tie your shoelace. Or maybe you're at a quirky coffee...

My Take on Take a Knee

You're watching a bunch of kids out on a field. Could be football, could be futbol. Heck, it could be rugby, who knows. The point is, there's some kind of a ball, a grassy turf, spectators, and kids. Athletes, members of two opposing teams, running...

Turning Tides

This morning as I stepped off my font porch I felt my hair get caught on something. Before I'd even turned my head I already knew what it was. For the past two days there has been a spider hanging out in that spot and...

A Teacher’s Joy

  I ran into a former student of mine tonight. He was a sweet little boy in my 5th grade classroom back in 2011. The mental image I have is of him sitting in the corner desk at the front of the room, bending over his...

My Second Love

The past couple of weeks have been extremely whirlwindy with so many writing projects, so much research, so many revisions in addition to my regular to-do list, but the moment I hit that submit button on my last assignment of the semester I felt a...

Behind the Curtain

Considering the fact that I don't really have very much in the way of what's actually on the scene (yet), this entire blog is basically a behind-the-scenes experience. Still, what I normally post here has already gone through a lot of thought, quite a bit of editing and revising, and...

Lines and Relief

I stumbled upon a new art medium last week and have been happily experimenting in it during my very limited free time.   It's called metal embossing and it combines everything I love about pen-and-ink drawing: bold lines, high contrast, intricate patterns, angles and curves, but it...

Roll of Thunder

I'm queasy. Feeling a little sick to my stomach right now, and it has nothing to do with those damn iron pills my doctor wants me to take. Tonight, while doing research for a paper I have to turn in tomorrow (I know that smells...

Lost and Found in San Antonio

I had the privilege of attending the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival this past weekend and enjoyed myself even more than I had intended to. The Festival itself was incredible: very well-organized with a wide range of exhibitors, speakers, activities, and delicious food. I walked away with...

Taking Inventory

This is a photograph of the entry I made in my fancy agenda on March 29, 2016--one year ago today. I had begun the year with the intention of drawing one picture in each day's box to represent something significant that had taken place that day....