Writing

A poem for “those” moms

School starts tomorrow, and the anxiety—like a late guest to a dinner party—just arrived. It is 3am and I have no power. But I can write. So to all you Autism moms (ANY moms, really) who struggle to breathe…

Obsessions

My 2016 Summer Obsessions

Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction Dude. I am not a comic person, but this. THIS. The premise alone has my bread buttered with jealousy. Here’s the pitch: Suzie has a deep dark secret—she can freeze time with her orgasms.…

Playlists

Today’s Playlist, “I’m Not Bitter”

Fire Water Burn by Bloodhound Gang Hit ‘Em Up Style by Blu Cantrell One Arm Scissor by At The Drive-in Tear in My Heart by Twenty One Pilots Only in Dreams by Weezer Good Riddance by Green Day Are…

Obsessions

My 2016 Spring Obsessions

PORN REFORM Right outta the gate: Porn! It’s been on my “to blog about” list for months—my philosophical fascination toward modern day pornography and the unknown sociosexual damages its potentially bestowing upon younger generations. It all started when I…

Playlists

Today’s Playlist, “Broadway or Bust”

One of my favorite theatre professors died today. We don’t realize that when we leave college, that might very well be the last time we ever see or speak to our former educators. We’re in such a hurry to make…

Writing

The Fear of Writing Too Close for Comfort

I’m in the middle of working on my second novel, a gritty tale of perverse friendship, stunted growth, and daddy issues. I’m madly in love with it but one thing—one damn so-freakin-cliche thing—continues to plague me: Fear. When I was writing my…

Playlists

Today’s Playlist, “Merry Christmas, I Love You”

First off, if you’re looking for the ultimate Christmas album, you CANNOT go wrong with The Complete James Brown Christmas. Seriously, it is friggin’ holiday gold. Your friends will be envious of your refined taste in sweet ass holiday tunes.…

Writing

A Writer’s Trust Revisited

I’ve been here before. Writers, we all have. You’re completely submerged in your current WIP. You’re knee-deep in research, waist-deep in ideas, and neck-deep in a rough draft you’ve smiled at for months. But then . . . something…

Playlists

Tonight’s Playlist, “Night Owls”

I Need Some Sleep by Eels Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron & Wine Wonderwall by Ryan Adams (Oasis cover) Face to Face by Dead Sara Televators by The Mars Volta…

Playlists

Today’s Playlist, “Tidy Up and Roll”

My desk is a mess. No problem. My secret weapon for motivated house cleaning? Rap lyrics, always. WTF (Where They From) by Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell Williams Queen’s Speech 4 by Lady Leshurr Come Get it Bae by Pharrell Williams…

Writing

The Ghost of Prayer

It’s funny. I chose science over God years ago, yet on nights like these—nights when my ten-year-old son, the one with an autism spectrum disorder, tells me 4thgrade is hard and the kids are all grown-up and they talk a lot but never to…

Obsessions

My 2015 Winter Obsessions

ME TIME Fuck it. After over 13 years of companionship, 11 years of motherhood, 9 years of “Autism”, and 2 1/2 loooooong years of PTO/public school volunteering, I’m hanging up my guilt. Veruca Salt is alive and well, ladies…