Writer’s Block, My Old Friend

Do you know what I’m supposed to be doing right now? Sitting in the basement of a church participating in a free write during my community writing group—spinning a short piece of fiction using tonight’s prompt. Do you know what I’m actually doing right now?Well, I was flip flopping between computer tabs & half-finished stories.Continue reading “Writer’s Block, My Old Friend”

Like Mother, Like Daughter

One of my favorite things about growing older is discovering how much of myself is made up of my parents. As much as I’d like to think I alone have molded myself into the person I am today, it’s simply false. My mother and father have been there the whole time, their hands on topContinue reading “Like Mother, Like Daughter”

Why I’m Scared of Self-Driving Cars

For my Pittsburgh friends, I’m sure you recognize the image below. I remember the first time I saw one of these Ubers driving around the city, the metal cylinder spinning on top like something out of a science fiction novel, and my friend nonchalantly saying, “Oh, there’s one of those self-driving cars.” Hold up. WContinue reading “Why I’m Scared of Self-Driving Cars”