Fear and Fascination: Part One – Ghosts

  Introduction Fall is finally on its way here in the southern U.S., and I couldn’t be more pleased. It’s my favorite time of year for a lot of reasons–the cooler temps, the changing color of the leaves, the temporary elimination of the worst bugs–but one thing I absolutely love … Continue Reading →


Knitted Pony Ears

  Recently a friend of mine found a hat she just had to have. It was a knitted hat with ear flaps but what made it special was that it was designed after Rainbow Dash who just happens to be her favorite pony in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. … Continue Reading →


Writing Advice: How Do You Separate the Good from the Bad?

Seeking Words of Wisdom I enjoy learning about various writing techniques and tips from other writers, especially those who have tried various methods and figured out what works best for them. Sometimes the advice I read comes through loud and clear (and it’s usually the common sense advice, like outlining … Continue Reading →


Magicus, Magike, Magush: A Brief Study in Magic(k)

A History of the Words Themselves: According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word “magic” dates back to the 14th century, when it meant the “art of influencing events and producing marvels using hidden natural forces.” Sounds about right, eh?  The word has its roots in the Old French “magique,” the Late Latin “magice,” the Greek … Continue Reading →


My Love/Hate Relationship with Horror

I’m definitely in the minority among my friends when the subject of horror comes up. Generally when people ask me if I like horror, I answer with a simple no but it’s a bit more complicated than that. Truthfully it’s less about whether or not I like horror and more about how … Continue Reading →