"They're going to burn you at the stake when they find out that you're beautiful, funny, AND intelligent. Fuck them. Be all three. Keep the gold dust in your blood. Be royal as fuck. But don't you dare become small and still. The hardest ones … Continue reading ‘Keep the gold dust in your blood’
I was something of a poetry nerd in college. I did my writing portfolio in it, which let me get a minor in writing, which I did because, simply, it was fun. I also did my honors portfolio in poetry because, simply, it was fun. … Continue reading Trying to fit my way back into poetry
On Friday, I finished the final pages of André Aciman's beautiful "Call Me By Your Name," and I was thrilled to be home alone. Because the beauty and sorrow of the final pages? They came out of my mouth. Shouts and gasps and incredibly loud … Continue reading Book vs. movie: ‘Call Me By Your Name’
My favorite weekends are my lazy ones, the ones with nothing on the schedule, when two days stretch ahead of me to play with as I like. And this past weekend? It was the epitome of that kind of lazy. This weekend, I wrote. A … Continue reading My writerly weekend & being open to ‘the shimmer’
This week, I switched offices at work. It sounds like a tiny thing, even an annoying thing, but it was wonderful. I'm someone who thrives on change, who looks forward to new things. Getting a new job is more exciting to me than scary. I … Continue reading An office change for a bit of revitalization
In early 2015, I tried out yoga for the very first time. Despite a brain fart that almost made me pass out, I got hooked quickly. My original intent was to use the practice for stress relief, and it worked brilliantly. There is a studio … Continue reading A return to yoga?
Note: I have not read the book "Big Little Lies." If you have, please don't comment with any spoilers. No buttheads allowed here at Curious Jac. Girl, I am HOOKED on "Big Little Lies." After the first episode, I wasn't so sure--would I really like … Continue reading Who’s the murderer/murdered in ‘Big Little Lies’???