Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday Thirteen ~ Plastic

Plastic can be a controversial subject, but I personally don’t want to live without it. Whether they’re lighter, cheaper, more durable, more effective, or just plain inconceivable without the diverse polymeric materials in the world, here are thirteen things reliant upon plastic:

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Some fellow talents have invited me on a new endeavor featuring steamy adult material.  Nightlight already offers two great story premiers!  Come check them out!

Coffee and the Collar, Chapter 1 by Nicole Gordon

Trust and Desire, Chapter 1 by Sunshine

We'll leave the nightlight on for you!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Have You Thanked an Author Today?

I've gotten in the habit of contacting an author when I enjoy his or her story. It's been rewarding on both ends. Just today I read the short, romantic m/m piece "Lilac House" by Jay Starre. The e-book listed his email address at the end, so I immediately fired off a short note to praise his clear, concise storytelling and nicely developed characters.

Within ten minutes, I think, he replied with gratifying appreciation. So I'll ask again, have you thanked an author today? You'll both be glad you did. Now, I should probably go through my library and give a shout to one or ten others one of these days.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Rice Paddy Art

I found stunning images on a favorite website, Pink Tentacle. Here's the link if you wish to see more:

Pink Tentacle ~ Rice Paddy Art 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Not My Mommy's Back Rub

After a particularly rough patch at work, I decided to get a massage. I've had them twice before, nice and relaxing periods of about a half hour. Each time, I've walked out feeling relaxed and a little disoriented.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday Thirteen

I was stumbling around the internet and found an unusual collection of pictures on Flickr. So, here are thirteen images of very interesting bedrooms. They are mostly beautiful, but there are a few pretty horrific ones I couldn't resist sharing.

1. There's nothing like camping in style:

2. Here's a love nest right out of the seventies:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wiley Wednesday

Today is my opportunity to talk about writing on The Writer's Retreat Group blog. I ended up talking about my trials with "The Artist's Way", Julian Cameron's guide to unlocking your creative mind.

Cruel & Unusual ~ An Artist's Trials

Saturday, July 10, 2010

In the Name of Love

In discussing the lack of alternatives for the word "support" with my friend Dilo, I realized another big fault in that department. One of the very most annoying thing about English, if you ask me, is the word "love". We seriously need more than that and "like". Don't you agree? It's quite absurd.

In thinking about it, I'm reminded of Rosaria Dawson's great character in "Clerks 2". Her character, Becky, really illustrates my point in an acerbic way.

"I love my parents, I love my car, I love you. But romantic love? Hearts and Flowers. There's only one person out there for me... ugh... chances are there is always a better match for you out there than the person you end up marrying."

I would like to put forth the idea to fellow writers that we add some word to the English language that defines more flavors of love. What do you say, friends? Any suggestions? If we have to put up with "staycation" as a noun and "texting" as a verb, I think we deserve to take this initiative.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday Thirteen

For something a little different, my list is from a friend on Sand Castles. I hope you'll come on over and read:

Sand Castles