Reflections. Refractions.

Today is my final day as National President of Sisters in Crime. Don’t worry—this post isn’t going to be just a list of what I achieved. All the juiciest tidbits are behind-the-scenes stories which I can’t share anyway. *evil-girl-smirk.GIF* What I will say is the national board accomplished A LOT while I was president. We all had our unique circumstances …

Happy girl in pink t-shirt that reads, "Happy Birthday to ME," wearing a rainbow hat with pink gauze

Fifty x Five

Two years ago, I started planning a trip for myself to celebrate turning 50 years old in 2021. Alas, with the way things are now, that trip is not to be—at least not this year. Instead, I decided I would celebrate all August long. (FTR, I’m a Virgo, in case you hadn’t guessed at the “two years ago, I started …

Good Grief

Mum and I stood in the aisle of the too-bright warehouse supermarket, you know the one, back then it was painted in ripe-banana yellow with no-nonsense black lettering on all its signage. It was eight o’clock or something close on a Monday evening. We were both exhausted by long hours at the hospital, sitting with my dad, whom I hadn’t …

Cat-pitulation

I don’t actually like cats. I am, in point of fact, quite allergic to them.  here’s a weird thing you may never have thought about: i can tell whoever had this library book before me had at least two cats bc 1) hairs keep drifting out from the pages and 2) my allergies are worsening the longer i read this …