Review of 2018 and Goals for 2019

Review of 2018 Newly written: 3 short stories, 2 flash fiction, and 1 novel (1st draft) 29 submissions (0 acceptances; 32 rejections (4 carried over from 2017); 1 pending) Goals from 2018: 3 new short stories 30 submissions 1 pro sale (WOTF doesn’t count) Complete a novel no matter how badly it turns out. (10 … Continue reading Review of 2018 and Goals for 2019

How to Succeed as a Terrible Cook

For the first two years of my marriage and all the rest of my earlier life, I had no clue how to cook. My family tells horror stories of my cooking escapades around their campfires (not really, but they do around the dinner table at reunions). How my husband survived those first two years, I'll … Continue reading How to Succeed as a Terrible Cook

My Favorite Foundation

The Shropshire Music Foundation. In high school, I was passionate about serving internationally in humanitarian aid and peace-keeping. I also had a passion for music. I never imagined that the two could be combined. After I graduated, a friend introduced me to the Shropshire Music Foundation. This foundation organizes community music classes to promote unity, … Continue reading My Favorite Foundation

The Egyptian Protests of 2011

The Egyptian Protests began on January 25, 2011 - a day now dubbed "The Day of Wrath" in Egypt. Today is February 4, 2011: "The Day of Decision". President Mubarak has refused to step down from his position as president. He has been president of Egypt for nearly 30 years. During his "reign", the rich got … Continue reading The Egyptian Protests of 2011

Our Responsibility to Younger Generations

Definition of "little brother"/"little sister" - Any person that is younger than you and witnesses the things that you do, the things that you say you do, and the things that they think you do. I have a sister who is seven years younger than me. Because of this, I've witnessed an interesting pattern in the … Continue reading Our Responsibility to Younger Generations

The Iranian Protests of 2009

I've been keeping close track of the events in Iran over the last few days. It really is incredible, and I think it marks a pretty big change. Iran is facing two decisions (especially since the Supreme Leaders speech today (6/19/09)). Either Iranians submit to Islamic authority in government and give up their votes, or … Continue reading The Iranian Protests of 2009