Blog Reformatting in Progress!

Oh, wow! A post! It’s been a long time – what happened? Did I meet a cursed teapot again?

Naaaah, I just finished my dissertation and moved from Texas to Connecticut. New Year’s goal accomplished, just in time for the next one.

I’m cleaning up posts this week (checking links to make sure they work, adding more images if needed, including “update” sections, etc) so some posts may be turned private until 2017. Nothing to worry about, I’m not being hacked.

Expect a few writing-related posts in the near future!

My Blue Sargasso

When my mind is unoccupied with science, it becomes troubled. O, how I yearn for the depth and quiet of the Sargasso Sea. There, I fell in love with the ocean. On a research vessel battered by the mid-Atlantic gyre, beneath constellations without names. Landbound, I’d never seen a sky from horizon to horizon. It’s a remarkable thing, this bubble around us, this little skin against oblivion.

What can I do when the oblivion finds a home within me? Dream of ginseng tea, saltines, and a blue that could swallow me if I let it.

Sargasso

View from the RV Atlantic Explorer

Nightmare 7/8/2016

I died during a nightmare. It’s never happened before.

One caveat: I almost never dream about myself. Likewise, 99% of my dreams unfold in imaginary places, made-up cities, ruins, worlds. However, last night was different. I dreamed about the A&M campus (where I work), and I was Darcie. So here’s the dream. FYI, this post is a diary entry, not a piece of creative fiction. Hard to tell with me sometimes …

Anyway, I’m about to describe a nightmare, so proceed with caution. No gore. Themes of death. Possibly boring. Bananas are bananas. Etc.

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