I'm all out

...of Jason stories!

Tonight I started writing about myself.


...and we're back!

So, Memories is back. No e-mail letting me know, but I logged in today and no annoying message.

I posted a new story...


Wow - just wow

Apparently Google thinks my new blog is a spam blog. It is now temporarily hiding behind a warning like this:

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Sigh. No story tonight - hopefully they will get this resolved soon.



If you have been keeping up with my writing exercise, you know I've been writing about a boy named Jason.

I realized tonight as I was writing, that his stories are almost always somewhat depressing. Why I started with him, I'm not sure. His stories just called out to be told first. Hang in there, I have other stories in me too.


New Project

I have something new to show you. Something without pictures. Something ambitious and extremely personal. If it's so personal why am I sharing? As much as it contains personal experiences and emotions, I really would like some critique and opinions on my writing.

What is it? A new blog! I have started this blog as a writing exercise for myself. It contains memories. Memories turned into short snippets of stories. Most of these stories occur in less than a half hour time period of my past.

I am going to try to organize it in the following way: Postings will be labeled with the specific person that the memory is about. Right now I am focusing on a boy named Jason. So most postings, at least for a bit, will be about him. When I run out of things to say about Jason, or if the memories lead me to a new person, I will begin writing about them instead, and label appropriately.

Already I have had to cheat. It is very hard for me to remember. The times I'm concentrating on really play in my mind like a dream. Sequences skipping around, no direction, and often no connections. I just see flashes of certain scenes.

How did I cheat? The story I wrote today, Benadryl, is not really my memory. It's really my mom's. She's told the story, and I can imagine it happening. But I don't remember it. So, in that way I am cheating. I have written it as I imagine it happened.

I plan to keep my two blogs closely linked. Often I will post explanations here about stories that I write there. As I have just done with today's story.

I will also try not to expose anyone as I expose myself. I will change names when necessary and try to keep the stories to interesting events, not the mundane.

My honest hope for this project is to practice writing, gather critiques, retrieve some memories, and hopefully touch a few hearts.


Addi Click Review - (the real one)

This content has moved to my new blog HERE.

Here's a snippet:

"Addi Turbos are often acclaimed to be the gold standard in knitting needles. They feature an ultra smooth nickel plating which makes knitting fast and effortless as the yarn glides across the needles with little resistance. The joining cord is flexible and forgiving without the stiffness and memory of other circular needle brands. However, the price of each needle makes it somewhat expensive to own a full set of all needle sizes in all cord sizes. Up until recently these needles were only available individually and many knitters bought them as needed for projects, slowly growing their collection..."