Hi, Saturday Songwriters, Twitter pals, and other folks wandering by! How are y'all tonight? (Well, it's night here; it's the next day for some of you, I know...good morning/day to y'all!) The world's gone crazy, maybe. So tell me three good things! They can be large or small or anywhere in between. 🙂 I'll go … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: August 10, 2020
Since my art career appears to be taking off (!!) and since art is one of those underrated things getting us all through this pandemic and this crazy year in general, I thought I would take the opportunity to point people at a few other artists whose work I admire and enjoy. John Avon, renowned … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: August 3, 2020
What "momversations" look like these days w/my mom-friends...
I wasn't planning on it, but I'm going to be dragging out my sewing machine (Jolene, my modern gal, although I may see about going antique for part of this), dusting out her innards, and putting her to work again on masks. More. Masks. I've already made over 800 of them. Some of these will … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: July 20, 2020
Hi, y'all. The next Dresden Files book drops tomorrow. It's been years. I know where I'll be! Except... I'm right in the middle (well, 43%, according to my Kindle app) of The Priory of the Orange Tree, and it is SO GOOD, y'all. So.good. I think I'll put it down to read Peace Talks, and … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: July 13, 2020
One thing I know is this: if you get a chance to leap for a brass ring, even if you're absolutely certain that everyone else is in a better position to make the jump and has longer legs than you do besides, take the leap anyway.
Happy Pride Month -- and...
Hi, y'all! Did you have a good weekend? We did; yesterday we celebrated my oldest child's FIFTEENTH birthday!! Where does the time go?? Other news: I'm working on getting my Etsy shop up and running again after spending my mask-making time with it in Vacation Mode; I want to list my pendants and chainmaille bracelets. … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: June 15, 2020
#BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #JUSTICEFORGEORGEFLOYD Black lives matter. The job of the police force is -- or should be -- to protect and serve the citizenry, the banner of which absolutely always must include every citizen of color. Good police officers de-escalate confrontation. They are willing to put their own lives on the line rather than cross … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: June 1, 2020
(Not going to address The Day, since I have an international readership, but if you're in the USA and offended that I didn't, pretend I did. :-p) Hi! How's it going, y'all? The weather's heating up here, so we've become popsicle fanatics again (no air conditioning in our creaky old-but-wonderful house). Later in the week … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: May 25, 2020