Happy Autumn Equinox 2019!

Happy Autumn Equinox!

Itโ€™s the first day of my favorite season, Fall! The nights will start getting longer, the days hopefully will be cooler, and the leaves will soon begin revealing their true vibrant shades (do you remember those science lessons about the green color of chlorophyll masking a treeโ€™s true colors? ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ).


Today, we get to enjoy a day of perfect balance, though. The night and the day are exactly the same length.

I always try to do something special on the solstices and equinoxes Continue reading “Happy Autumn Equinox 2019!”

Special Edition: Captain Marvel Caturday

I was going to take a break from blogging this weekend, but I just watched Captain Marvel, and ODIN’S BEARD, IT WAS AMAZING!!!

I’ve said that the Venn diagram for me and the target demographic for the Thor: Ragnarok trailer is probably just a circle. That is still true. After watching Captain MarvelIt’s like they could see into my soul…

I’m going to try to write this without any plot spoilers, but I will mention a few story elements, so…


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Storm Moon Meditation

Today’s new moon brings us into the time of the waxing Storm Moon. We are two weeks away from Ostara, the Spring Equinoxโ€”the first day of Spring! That this day also falls on the Storm Moon when it’s full only makes me more determined than ever to draw on this growing energy with my meditations.


This Winter has been challenging, with snowstorms and cold and disruptions to our schedules. It’s started to feel like my plans and my own growth have frozenโ€”like the icicles adorning our treesโ€”or been buried beneath the piles of ever-present snow. Continue reading “Storm Moon Meditation”

Scifi Swears

I am a person who swears quite a bit. I tried to quit as my New Year’s resolution this year, and lasted about twenty minutes (to the amusement of everyone who knows me in RL).

Not all of my characters swear, but I like them to have the option if it fits their personalities. I realized from the first Department of Homeworld Security novella that I was going to need to develop a system of swearing for the Sadirian soldiers. Earth swears just wouldn’t cut it.


I had never given much thought to our Earth-human swearing until I wrote this series. The moment I realized that they primarily center around bodily functions, I knew I had a problem. Continue reading “Scifi Swears”