A Good, Solid Punch

Something extraordinary happened to me last night: I wrote a journal entry. I haven't written a journal entry in quite some time (years), and I haven't written regular journal entries since high school. I'd been lying in bed for about a half an hour, having considerable trouble getting to sleep. I bolted up in bed, … Continue reading A Good, Solid Punch

Three books richer: the value of an unexpected airport book purchase

I knew it'd been a long time since I'd posted, but I must admit that I was completely floored when I looked at the date on my last entry and realized it's been over a month since I sat down to write an entry. February seems to have not existed it went by so fast, and I … Continue reading Three books richer: the value of an unexpected airport book purchase

Poetry, song, women, and whisky: it’s Burns’ Night, everyone!

Tonight is Burns' Night: the annual celebration (the birthday!) of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns. Robert Burns, as it happens, is my favourite poet. I have many favourite poets, but Burns has my heart. And my deepest respect. In honour of Burns' Night, I've decided that I'd share some of my favourite bits of … Continue reading Poetry, song, women, and whisky: it’s Burns’ Night, everyone!

Parenthesis, hashtaggery, and those pesky mermaids

I love parenthetical thoughts: the things you find written in brackets; asides; additional (sometimes hilarious and/or sarcastic) information that writers can't help but share. Whether what's shared in parentheses is for background, clarification, or amusement, I find it all endearing in some way. I salute writers who know when and how to use parentheses effectively … Continue reading Parenthesis, hashtaggery, and those pesky mermaids

InkSpeak: the (sometimes hilarious) words and phrases of the Inkpi

Now that the holidays are over, I've been forced to leave the blissful, guiltless, cozy homeland escape that is my parents' house to return to the responsibilities of being an adult. Going back to one's own, relatively excellent apartment and independent life never seems so terribly unattractive as when one is leaving home after the … Continue reading InkSpeak: the (sometimes hilarious) words and phrases of the Inkpi