How to Win at Camp NaNoWriMo, A Guide

1.) Start at midnight on the first of the month. As I am writing this, it's 9:52pm on June 30 and I am ready and raring to go for Camp NaNoWriMo. I plan on eating some soup and watching some Buffy in a bit here, and then getting some Coconut M&Ms and a bottle of water and heading to my bedroom to write, at midnight, until I pass at least 2,000 words....more

I don't believe in god, but if I did, I bet I know where I'd find him.

Today, I swam. Out past that point where the waves break on the shore. Out, even, past that point where the waves suck you toward them before they build to their crests. I was out in it, and it's different out there when you are closer to the buoys than you are to the beach. I'll tell you how I see it:...more

Summer Came Early

On Wednesday, I got a phone call at work. I recognized the number as being from Elise's school, and I groaned right out loud - when the school calls in the middle of the day, it's never a good thing.It was the principal of Elise's school, and she was calling to tell me that Elise had bitten another child - completely unprovoked, she said - and that the school would not tolerate that behavior. Elise needed to be picked up from school, and was not welcome back. She would not be able to finish out the last two days of the school year....more