Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Thank You, Zork


About a week ago I discovered that someone has put the original Zork computer game online. (It should be noted that my productivity has crashed mightily since this discovery.) I’ve also found many of the text adventure games made for the Commodore Vic-20 and 64 that I had as a kid. Holy cow, it’s a …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

How Can You Not Have a Library Card?

Library Card

In honor of National Library Week, I thought it would be fun and useful to rerun this post from last summer… Enjoy.  I was speaking to a neighbor the other day who’s lived here for over a year, now. She mentioned her love of books, so I said, “Oh, then I’m sure you’ve been making …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

The Joy of Having Less Time

Less Time

What’s the one thing we as humans always wish for more of? (Other than money.) Time. Everyone is always complaining about how they just need more time in the day/week/month. Just a couple more hours could make all the difference! Sometimes that’s true. And sometimes you can actually make a little more time by giving …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Why I Love a Good Reading Journal

Reading Journal

If you’ve read any of my posts over the years, you know that I’m a huge fan of paper and pencil. My writing calendar, notes, and journals are all done longhand. I’m the person who haunts the back-to-school sales and scoops up notebooks like they may never make any more. There’s just something calming about writing …