After what happened last Friday, it’s been hard to refocus. I took the boy to urgent care on Saturday because he spiked a sudden fever of 102. We left with a diagnosis of the flu and prescriptions that totaled nearly $100. Looking over the last several days, I’m actually grateful that I was able to […]
It is a pleasurable pastime of mine to make jokes about the painfully awkward and poorly planned Facebook ads that appear in my sidebar. You see, on Facebook you can target your ads to specific demographics based on age, relationship status, location, sex… Even interests. So if I want my ad to target 18-25 year […]
There is never really an ending to anything. Even with death, we cling to the memories of someone, death-gripping and white-knuckling them back to life in our minds. I don’t think this was a concept I really ever understood until recently. There isn’t a finish. You never win. My friend Erin said to me tonight […]
Colin and I were talking this week about our plans for moving in together. We have yet to decide on a plan, but we’re debating on staying in my little two bedroom duplex or finding a three bedroom house that would provide all of us with a little bit more room to wiggle (and maybe […]
I hate that feeling you get in your stomach when you’re about to be emotionally sucker punched. There’s no dodging it. You can’t bob and weave like you could if a tangible attacker were headed for you. There’s no talking it out. You just have to stand there, with your feet straddling the railroad tracks […]
I feel terrible for neglecting this space, guys. There are many reasons though… My exhusband regularly stalks this blog searching for ammunition to use against me in court — puts quite a damper on me feeling free to express myself, you know? I’ve been SUPER busy with work. Such a great problem to have, right? […]
Listen here. Or on iTunes. Expect more from me soon. Work is going amazing so, I’m hoping, time will open up for me soon. I have been writing so much lately, I just haven’t plugged it all in to the blog yet. Soon, very soon.
Last night, on the drive back to Athens with my boyfriend, we discussed writing and the exchange of energy and the absolute magic of WRITE CLUB. Let me go back… Because I can’t talk about how amazing WRITE CLUB is without first introducing you. Last summer, I got an email from Shelby Hofer, c0-director of […]
WRITE CLUB Atlanta is the stepchild of our father, Ian Belknap, creator of the original WRITE CLUB in Chicago. WRITE CLUB is spreading like a disease, with plans for the next chapter opening up in San Francisco. Jami Howard’s victorious bout, Creation, is here for your reading pleasure.
I can remember the feeling so vividly… My throat would actually hurt, scratched from the screaming. Chest rising and falling in heavy, deliberate heaves from being so worked up that I had to take some time to catch my breath. I was angry and I had shown it… Slamming doors, flinging myself onto furniture, screaming […]