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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 …

National Donut Day

Happy National Donut Day!

During the early getting-to-know-you days of a semester, my students quickly learn a few vital things about me. Chief among them? My …

Anna’s Cinco de Mayo Tree

At the end of 2020, I decided to keep the Christmas tree up until pandemic lockdown ends, decorating for each new holiday. …

My Eggstravagant Easter Tree

What a difference a year makes. I recall last Easter as a bewildering affair, where instead of sharing sweet treats with family, …

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Tree

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! My quest to keep joy and goofiness alive in quarantine continues with this St. Patrick’s Day Tree, complete …