Christmas tree decorated for Halloween

The Great Halloween Tree of 2021

It’s spooky season, ya’ll. FINALLY. Bring on the pumpkin everything and the spooky decor and soon, the candy hunting munchkins. I can’t …

Trying (and failing) to care less

Normally when a new semester starts, I think about what I want to accomplish–for myself professionally, with my students, in the department/university. …

101 Pat-Downs

One of the scariest things about publishing a book? Waiting for the feedback. I’ve been on pins and needles the last couple …

A dozen years of musing

Whoa. This morning Facebook reminded me that The Bluest Muse turned 12 yesterday.  (And yes, I missed it. Again.) Twelve whole years …