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Reaching 50,000 words

Mar 5th, 2015

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a writer. A few months ago, I finally started making the time to sit down and write, and today, I crossed the 50,000 word mark on my novel’s first draft.

Complexity is attractive because it feels like progress.

-Scott Ginsberg

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Loop Around the Lake weekend

Mar 3rd, 2015

This past weekend, I went up north with some friends to celebrate a birthday and do an after-dark snowshoe 5k. I took my camera with me, to practice taking sunny snow pictures. I didn’t get many good shots at the 5k event, with the low lighting and the surprisingly fast pace of the snowshoeing. But we did have a delightful afternoon frolic in the sunshine,…

Shark Cross Stitch

Feb 22nd, 2015

When I was a kid, my mom tried to teach me how to cross stitch. She set me up with some fabric on an embroidery hoop, a box full of colored floss, and a pattern for an alphabet sampler. I remember picking at it periodically for a while, but I never finished it. I didn’t touch cross stitch again until yesterday. I’ve had ideas about…

Milwaukee Meltdown 2.7.15

Feb 22nd, 2015

On Feb 7, I saw Else, Forever No More, and Lost in a Name, at Club Garibaldi in Milwaukee. Lost in a Name and Forever No More were both new to me, but I was impressed. I’m often surprised how much local talent there is in the Milwaukee area. Else Forever No More Lost in a Name They brought cookies. Seriously. (Seriously awesome.) Their lights…