“You can’t fit a whole cabbage in there,” or Lessons from Sauerkraut—Part 1

If you’ve been to my house at any point in the last eighteen months, I’ve probably made you eat sauerkraut—no small task considering its a highly divisive food.  There’s certainly been plenty of it for me to push.  I started fermenting in August 2015 to indulge my curiosity and kept at it for the fascination, the pride, and the probiotics.  Through practice I’ve gotten pretty good at making it (its not that hard), but thats not the point of this post. Instead, here are five things I learned from smelly, fermented cabbage. (Actually, its not that smelly).

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The Seismic Power of Epiphanies

Epiphanies are like earthquakes; there may be a million little pressures building beneath the surface, but when they finally strike its usually without warning.  Its seismic.  I’m not talking about gradually dawning realizations, here.  I’m talking about real epiphanies.  I had one recently, and its shaken me to the core: I’m going to self-publish my novel.

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Announcing ‘The Arousal of Danger’

Its been forever!  Although I haven’t updated this website in a while I’ve been almost constantly active working to find an agent and/or publisher for my novel The Education of Ryan Gregori.  There have been some highs and lows with that process and it remains ongoing.  That’s a topic for another post, however.  Don’t worry—if you’ve been following my progress with this project I hope to have lots of news soon.

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Irons in the Fire of my Thirty-Third Year

I’ve just completed another trip around the sun.  Sometimes its hard to believe I’ve made that journey thirty-two times already.  Sometimes I’m shocked its only been thirty-two.  Indeed, these last two years I’ve accomplished so much.  Its no wonder I’ve started wishing there were twenty-seven hours in a day.  To briefly reflect, at thirty my husband and I pulled off a wedding and bought a condo.  At thirty-one I finally finished TEORG.  Now thirty-two is here and I am laser-focused at attaining one elusive, crowning achievement—

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