Monthly Archives: October 2012

“Entering” Into a Story

I have fifteen minutes for the first time in about a week or so in which to do some writing. Normally, I would focus on my stories first, but fifteen minutes isn’t really enough time for me to get into a story “groove.” However, it’s definitely enough time for me to crank out a short blog post. Fifteen minutes is long enough for me to do that, but not long enough for me to do anything story-wise. Continue reading


Graduate School Applications by the Numbers

So, I know, I know, I am doing horribly keeping this blog updated regularly. I am still trying to find my niche, not to mention the hectic nature of what I’ve been doing lately: Graduate school applications! You can probably imagine how those go: A decapitated chicken probably comes to mind. As I come out on the tail end of things, though, I’m finding more time to write. Expect more consistent blogging soon! Continue reading


Ever Have a Weird Dream?

So, I wanted to get a post up for myself this week, more out of determination than anything. I don’t like the fact that I’ve been highly irregular as to when I posted, and I am, as a result, determined to put something up, even if it’s three days late. The goal after this will be to write something for Monday, too, in order to get myself back into a regular update schedule. Not that anybody is reading this blog just yet, but I know that consistency is pretty important for stuff like this.

The thing that is most impressed upon my mind right now is a dream that my wife had about me last night. See, my wife has a talent for remembering her dreams, and with both of us being Christians, we don’t discount the possibility that the dreams she remembers are meaningful. Likewise, perhaps there is meaning in the fact that I, unlike her, am horrible at remembering dreams. At any rate, the reason that I say all of this stuff about dreams is that I have been feeling rather low and uncertain lately. It’s hard, in a broken economy in a fallen world, to really know how to do right by your family and by God. I’m not trying to preach or anything, but rather I am just being honest about the assumptions that I hold in my daily life. Continue reading