forgiveness in conversation

side note I’m taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 7′s challenge is to: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else. Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue. You can create a strong opposition between the two speakers — a … Continue reading forgiveness in conversation

Decisions: Swallowing the spider to catch the fly

I don’t know why she swallowed that fly. My job feels sometimes like I’m chasing down the logic behind decisions. We switched our software at work from a 2-dimensional computer-aided drafting (CAD) software program to a more robust and intelligent building information modeling (BIM) program. It’s an interesting change, making you think about the building as a three-dimensional object rather than as a series of … Continue reading Decisions: Swallowing the spider to catch the fly

Confessions of An April Platform Challenge Participant

This post is one in a series of Anniversary posts for Wordsmith Studio (WSS). Last year we joined Robert Lee Brewer’s April Platform Challenge on his blog and united to create a community of writers who support each other. I have a confession to make. I’m doing it again, one bit at a time. building history I blogged on and off since 2007. My website … Continue reading Confessions of An April Platform Challenge Participant

Reuniting my passions

First, I’d like to apologize for setting aside my online presence for a while. I’ve been soul-searching about my life, its direction and it’s taken its toll on my blogs (both here and at Circadian Design. There are going to be a number of changes to this site, likely culminating in merging the two together. As many of you might know, I am an Intern … Continue reading Reuniting my passions

What NaNoWriMo is teaching me about balance

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) started just over 4 days ago. While I feel like I’m not doing too badly with my word count, I know from last year’s attempt that it takes very little to lose the contest by not having enough words at the end of the month. Last year I was a newlywed, starting out full-time with my company when I decided to … Continue reading What NaNoWriMo is teaching me about balance

Guest Editorial: The Glass Coin

Today’s and exciting day! I have my first editorial printed in The Glass Coin and its my first published piece by someone else. If you are curious to see what I’ve written for their Fame & Fortune Issue, please have a read. Also, I took the picture of the cover as well. If you’re interested in perusing previous covers for the Glass Coin, please check … Continue reading Guest Editorial: The Glass Coin

JM Prescott’s I Dare You: Painting Challenge

JM Prescott’s Untitled Rwanda Painting From JM Prescott’s Website: Imagine this painting is the cover of your flash or poem. I promise there is no right answer. Tell me this woman’s story in 400-600 words. I Dare You! I believe I got an honorable mention. My response was both inspired by JM Prescott’s painting and by the book I’m currently reading entitled “Half the Sky,” … Continue reading JM Prescott’s I Dare You: Painting Challenge

Book & Move Review: On Writing / Stand By Me – Stephen King

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” Stephen King, On Writing   I finished reading Stephen King’s book On Writing a while ago and have been letting it percolate in my mind while I studied for my last NCARB ARE exam. (That’s why I don’t finish books and post them on here … Continue reading Book & Move Review: On Writing / Stand By Me – Stephen King

Judge Me… A Poem

Judge Me… Judge me if you will,     tell me what you think is best.Present your arguments loud and clearblack and whitewrong and right     the choice is obvious in such harsh light. Judge me if you want,     I see your point of view.Its not as if I haven’t heard your arguments before.I sat on the fence looking at both sidesback and forthright and left     until I … Continue reading Judge Me… A Poem