Dear Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage…

TEXTBOOKS - Fritz, Sandy - Massage Therapy - Touchy-Feely - Breaking-up - Alanis Morrisette Dear┬áMosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, There's never an easy way to say this, but... I think it's time we broke up. It's not that you're not a good book... you are. In a way. But "we were together through a very … Continue reading Dear Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage…

Dear The Neverending Story…

I recently read Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in her Life by Annie Spence as part of my 2018 reading challenge. And I was intrigued by the idea of going through the various books in your life and reflecting on what … Continue reading Dear The Neverending Story…

Character Interview: Ottilde Dominax

This interview is a long time in coming. Please welcome my very special guest, Ottilde [O - Tild] Dominax! RLM: Thank you so much for joining me today, Ottilde. OtD: It's a pleasure to be here, thank you for having me. RLM: So, as you know, I've already interviewed your sister, Oriabel. And I'd like … Continue reading Character Interview: Ottilde Dominax

My Formative Years (aka: the origin of the Mayhem)

Anyone who knows me at all - like, if you meet me for the first time, you will probably find this out within five minutes - knows that I adore horses and unicorns. Always have. In fact, horses were the center of my beginning as a storyteller. Before I even knew that "writer" was a … Continue reading My Formative Years (aka: the origin of the Mayhem)

A Little Something About Me…

It's been awhile since I posted anything, and I've gained some new readers since then, so, I thought I would share 20 facts about me. I have a Masters in Library and Information Science My oldest son and I have the same birthmark in the exact same place I lived in Japan from about 3 … Continue reading A Little Something About Me…

A Few Thoughts on the Ridiculous in SFF

So, it turns out that the desire for "realism" in fantasy fiction stops when it comes to including well-rounded female characters in the story (shocking, I know). I was on a thread last night where commenters were saying that the reason JRR Tolkien did not have many female characters in his books was that he … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on the Ridiculous in SFF

Startling Poetry: We’re Not Gonna Take It

Perhaps this is stretching the definition of poetry a bit... Nah, this is protest poetry! Written in the 80s but so heartbreakingly apropos today: "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister https://youtu.be/4xmckWVPRaI Oh we're not gonna take it No, we ain't gonna take it Oh we're not gonna take it anymore We've got the … Continue reading Startling Poetry: We’re Not Gonna Take It