[Thankful2012] Item 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16: My Twenties

I'm closing the last few days of my 20s this week.  I know the big 3-0 freaks a lot of people out, and maybe I'll feel a little out of sorts once it hits, but for the most part, I'm pretty happy to say goodbye to my 20s. They've been a little too tumultuous for … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Item 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16: My Twenties

[Thankful2012] Day 1: T

My friend Leah has done thankfulness posts during the month of November for the last couple of years, & I think it's an excellent idea so I'm going to steal it.  I'll probably combine days because November is NaNoWriMo, and we all know how that goes, but here's Day 1, on time. Day 1: T … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Day 1: T

LOVE IN LOVE at “Near Kisses”

So, back in June, I turned one of my old short stories called Love in Love into a short film script for the 50 Kisses competition from the London Screenwriters' Festival. Now, at some point, if you stay in this screenwriting game long enough, you kind of get used to rejection. But I'll level with … Continue reading LOVE IN LOVE at “Near Kisses”

Random Thoughts on a Windy Day

I just saw a bolt of lightning in the distance and silently squealed with kid-like delight. I love storms, at least the kind where they're just a little scary like a good rollercoaster or a solid horror film rather than the sort where they threaten lives or to blow away childhood homes. There's a storm … Continue reading Random Thoughts on a Windy Day

On Casablanca, Solo Moviegoing, and Time Travel

Last night I made my way to the cinema to see a special TCM screening of CASABLANCA in honor of its 70th anniversary. It was not meant to be a solo adventure, but plans fell through, and going alone was a small price to pay for seeing one of my favorite classic films on the … Continue reading On Casablanca, Solo Moviegoing, and Time Travel

Trade Me! A Story for a Rose (Valentine’s 2011)

This weekend I coerced my sister into helping me indulge my Valentine's Day fascination.  We took to Kansas City's Town Center Plaza with a bundle of roses and a camera, and we spent the evening asking people to share their stories with us in exchange for a rose. It took a while for people to … Continue reading Trade Me! A Story for a Rose (Valentine’s 2011)