Tag: The Lady Behind the Curtain

How I Discovered Dante’s Inferno

How I Discovered Dante’s Inferno

Posted May 10, 2019 in Memes // 0 Comments

In 2005, I joined a Harry Potter online role-playing community. I’ll give you a moment here to throw out endearing terms: I loved this community – it did SO MUCH for as far as developing my ability to write three-dimensional characters.  Harleyquinne Cathors, one of my favorite characters of all time, started on these forums and was later integrated as a completely different character in my WIP, although with the same spirited personality.  There were other reasons as well – the community was amazing and supportive in a time where I needed that.  But I can’t deny that it helped […]

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Basically Just Moving (Me, Not the Blog) – April Wrap Up

Basically Just Moving (Me, Not the Blog) – April Wrap Up

Posted April 29, 2019 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Such a quick update this month, loves.  Next month I aim to do better, but for now, I’m afraid I’m unpacking my whole life and as it turns out, I have way more STUFF than I need!  Moving isn’t usually such a haul for me – I haven’t lived in the same place for more than three years for… thirteen years now?  But because my work schedule/commute has me ragged and exhausted at the best of times, it’s been a real struggle to put everything together.  I know I’ve been talking about The Move for months now it seems, but this […]

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The Ancient City of Tulum (Caribbean Cruise 4/4)

The Ancient City of Tulum (Caribbean Cruise 4/4)

Posted April 13, 2019 in Real World // 0 Comments

The final leg of our Caribbean cruise adventure landed the Carnival Horizon at the port of Cozumel.  My husband was looking forward to the Cozumel stop, because he’d been there before.  The night before, he animatedly told me, “Make sure your camera is ready!  Cozumel is a beautiful port!”  It had been about ten years since he had last been to Cozumel, and he was excited to see it again. But, we never went to Cozumel, although the ship docked there.  Instead, we boarded a water taxi that took us across to Playa de Carmen. Playa de Carmen was still […]

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Grand Cayman (Caribbean Cruise 3/4)

Grand Cayman (Caribbean Cruise 3/4)

Posted April 6, 2019 in Real World // 0 Comments

Over the last couple Saturdays I’ve discussed a little about our latest cruise adventure to the Caribbean.  Last week, I shared Jamaica, where my husband I went zip lining, river tubing, and waterfall jumping.  The week before I introduced you to our ship, the Carnival Horizon. Today, I’m going to talk a little bit about port #2 – Grand Cayman. The Cayman Islands were first discovered in about the 17th century – and in this case, I do mean discovered as there didn’t appear to be previous indigenous inhabitants prior to settlers.  Originally claimed by pirates, deserters, and the shipwrecked, the […]

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Being “Book Rich” and Some Saltiness

Being “Book Rich” and Some Saltiness

Posted April 5, 2019 in Thoughts // 14 Comments

Are you ready for a really privileged post? I want to have a dialogue about this, because it’s something I think about a lot.  And this conversation won’t apply to a lot of people, obviously, because we are all nice people here. So I’m going to start off like this: I have about 700 books in hard copy.  I am fully aware of how amazing that is.  I am aware that there are people with bigger personal libraries – I’m also aware that many, many people have smaller personal libraries.  I am aware that I am privileged because I live in the […]

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