news from the front

My life has been a whirlwind of revising and writing–just like I like it!–plus preparation for the next school year. I officially got offered a full-time job at the high school where I long-term subbed. It’s only for a year, but I’m hopeful that it will extend beyond that. I’ll definitely be teaching English, of course, but the grade levels are up in the air… my tentative assignment is 11th and 12th grade, so I hope that sticks.

I did take a break from thinking to go to dog beach and run free in the waves with Benny.

one happy tired puppy

one happy puppy

It was perfect, fun, joyful, and peaceful, but after all of that, he didn’t even want to go home and nap. I thought for sure it would exhaust him for the day, but no. Haha he has the tireless energy of an Aussie.

And now for the most beautiful thing that I read all day:

“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury

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