Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

I don’t know about you, but I love reading.  I loved it since I can remember, and while I didn’t need PBS shows to make me love it more, they certainly didn’t hurt.  Between the Lions was fun enough, and I loved Barney when I was a wee little thing, but there are just some classics I can’t imagine being without.  At the top, upon a golden pedestal, is Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.  Right below that is Reading Rainbow.

And now, many years later, there’s a Kickstarter campaign to bring Reading Rainbow further into the modern era- onto the kinds of media surrounding children today, and even right into school rooms.  Because it’s not so much the skills I believe in… I believe this program could foster a love for reading- create it where there would be none otherwise.  And that’s something you can’t teach in a classroom with homework and rigor.

So please, if you have the time and inclination, support Reading Rainbow.  If you have kids- great!  Kickstarter rewards include lots of great packages that give your kids some of these resources we’re funding, all the way up to getting the program into a classroom or school of your choice.  If you just loved Geordi, that’s great too- how about an autograph, or a con, or a picnic, or wearing his visor?


Temporary Hiatus

I… I think we need to take a break.  I know, I know, I was already taking a break; we haven’t even spoken since before Thanksgiving.  I don’t mean to sound cliched, but… it’s not you, definitely not you.  It’s me.  This is all me.  See, right now, I have to prioritize school.  Our relationship is precious to me, but… it’s all or nothing.  I wish I was stronger, for the both of us.  I wish I could find a balance.  But I’m not, and I’m incapable.  It has to be all or nothing.  I’m sorry I’m so weak.  Maybe, someday, we can be together again.  I miss our talks.  I miss laughing and thinking and discussing.  I hope we can have that… once life calms down again.

Love eternal,


Okay, so maybe that was dramatic as hell, but if I’m continuing my hiatus, I figured I may as well leave you entertained. 

If you want to know more, read on.

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The Living Doll: A WD Prompt

“While shopping downtown one day, you find an antiques store that has a rare, old doll. You buy it for your daughter. A few days later she tells you her new toy can talk. You don’t believe her, until one afternoon you find yourself alone in the house, and it starts talking to you. Write this scene.”
-Writer’s Digest Creative Writing Prompt: The Living Doll

My response:

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Your New Home: A WD Prompt

“Your spouse wants to move out of your new apartment, saying that there is a large space you both can move into. When you go to visit the new digs, you find it’s an abandoned warehouse at an old train yard. Clearly you can’t live there. Only your spouse just spent your life savings to buy it. What do you say?”
-Writer’s Digest Creative Writing Prompt: Your New Home

My response:

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The Punctuality of the Period

As per my promise, I’m tackling the tough issues this month.

  • Why don’t writers meticulously monitor menstruation?
  • Why are we temperamental about that time of the month?
  • Why are we beguiled by a bleeding bajingo?
  • Why don’t we celebrate the cycle?
  • Seriously, why is coming up with these so much fun?

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