Rejection Playlist Volume 2, Track 11: “I Love It (I Don’t Care)”

I don't remember where I heard "I Don't Care (I Love It)" by Swedish Duo Icona Pop, but it just might be my new rejection anthem. It's perfect for those days when you just need to dance it out.  I don't care, I love it. I don't care. You're on a different road, I'm in … Continue reading Rejection Playlist Volume 2, Track 11: “I Love It (I Don’t Care)”

Bad Poetry Friday

Only If... (c. 1994) Only if love was meant to last it wold linger long after a night Only if we were meant to live in the past our memories would dance in candlelight Only if the sun wasn't meant to glow we'd not be cozy or warm Or if only the wind was meant to blow … Continue reading Bad Poetry Friday

Fact: Writing a Book is Not Like Running A Marathon

I'm just gonna come straight out and say it: writing is hard. You know what else is hard? Running a marathon. There are similarities to both pursuits. They both take time and energy and stamina. They both are mostly solo activities, at least during "training." They both come with bragging rights. Both endeavors will bleed your body … Continue reading Fact: Writing a Book is Not Like Running A Marathon

Mortification Monday

If there was ever any question about how much of a dork I was at 13, these two entries are the proof.       Saturday, August 20th, 1994 Dear Diary, I am so sunburned I look like a tomato. Adventure Island was fun though I got ditched. I really think Jason likes Sarah. They … Continue reading Mortification Monday

Rejection Playlist Volume 2, Track 10 “Forget You”

I don't know why I didn't think of Cee-Lo Green before. "Forget You" (edited or unedited) is a perfect song on those dark days when you just need to dance it out. It works equally well for break-ups as it does for rejection letters.

Bad Poetry Friday

Untitled (c. 1994) She was my angel my one and only girl and if I could I'd give her the world But my baby grew too fast her childhood is now just a thing of the past she's out on her own How many tears have I cried? How many times to myself I have … Continue reading Bad Poetry Friday

Boston on my Mind

The bombings at the Boston Marathon yesterday broke my heart. That was my home. That was my job. That was my race. I wasn't there yesterday, but my author friend Carrie Jones was. I couldn't watch the news last night, the videos were too much. I went mostly silent on social media. I made mashed potatoes … Continue reading Boston on my Mind

Rejection Playlist Volume 2, Track 9 “There There”

Radiohead's "There There" is one of the most haunting songs I've ever heard. It's moody which makes it perfect for this playlist. In pitch dark I go walking in your landscape Broken branches trip me as I speak Just cause you feel it doesn't mean it's there Just cause you feel it doesn't mean it's … Continue reading Rejection Playlist Volume 2, Track 9 “There There”