April Line Writing

#NaNoWriMo, it’s not just for writing novels anymore.

So, it’s NaNo. The month that fills every writer I know with a sense of hope and possibility. Or, as likely, dread and insecurity. Whatever the feelings, NaNo inspires a certain type of person to get behind a keyboard. Whatever the end result, writing is good for a person’s soul. And as much as I […]

5 Freelancing Hacks That Will Improve Your Adjunct Life

Friends have complimented my work boundaries. That is, my no-bullshit approach to getting everything done and committing the appropriate amount of personal resources to each of my projects so as to avoid burning out. I’m telling you, this has been a hard-won way to live, there have been stretches of years during which I ran […]

Ethical Quandries In Becoming an Adjunct Prof.

I will not be insinuating any wrongdoing or accusing Universities of being slave masters in this post. I will not be bitching about adjunct wages. I am interacting with my reality, forgetting for a moment that things for adjuncts are in real need of intervention. Adjunct wages are an improvement over my current wages. Especially […]

In Response To Haughty Posts About What Food Servers Wish You Knew -or- 4 Important Things About Tipping

My current money-getting gig is as a food server at a brew pub. I generally LOVE my job. I am energized by hanging out with people, I am witty and friendly so I often get laughs + big tips, and it’s fast, fast money which leaves me lots of room and time for writing, grad […]

Loads of Things and Grief and Love and Wow

Wowza, folks. It’s been a while since I’ve seen you on a Wednesday. I’ve been getting jerked around by The Universe. I’ve been getting pulled down by life’s undertow. I’ve been hurting and sweaty and inconvenienced and grief stricken. It ain’t just me. Every time I read a selection of posts from Facebook or Reddit […]

Sometimes, A Gal’s Just Gotta Rage

By now you’ve heard about the SCOTUSĀ  Hobby Lobby decision. SCOTUS stands for Supreme Court of The United States, but during the past few days, I’ve been rather startled by the acronym’s similarity to the word SCROTUM. If you’ve been hiding under a rock, here are some links: They Want More Ruth Bader Ginsberg is […]

Snotdrops on Roses and Scissors on Kittens

My number 1 favorite thing about residency is that I get to spend a week not explaining myself or enduring weird faces from people because all the other humans there are precisely my sort of weird/neurotic/thinky. A close second, however, is that a lot of people there call me April Line. I have a really […]

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