Thursday, December 31, 2009


New Year's Resolution: Finish What You Start.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find all the ways in which you yourself have altered.
-Nelson Mandela

Man's main task is to give birth to himself.
-Erich Fromm

Below: excerpts from a mixed-media project I submitted with Snap earlier this fall. Alas, we did not win.
All photography copyright Katie Wright.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fiction Blurb- The Airport

(As part of the new incarnation of this blog, I'm going to start posting little bits of stories from what I call The Creepy Notebook. TCN is an amalgam of story bits, newspaper articles, pictures, drawings, notes about things I'd like to eventually research and write, and is essentially a little creative scrap book I carry around with me. The name came from Jackal and Whack, who discovered my penchant for clippings about murders, suicides, and otherwise "creepy" local news.)

THE AIRPORT September 3, 2009

People look so incredibly vulnerable with their shoes off.
At the airport watching arrivals.
All anyone really wants in life is someone to say: "I'm glad you're home."

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Your Old Nonsense

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunder and absurdities no doubt crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The cast came off yesterday. Everything feels so much lighter, but still every step is a compromise. A little twinge of pain, a tightening of a muscle long unused; reminders of an injury on its way to healing but not quite there.
Still- I am grateful to leave the Spacefoot in 2009 where it belongs. I didn't want it following me into 2010.

Coming soon: excerpts, blurbs, fiction, non-fiction, awesome websites, music, art, more pictures, a new contest for you delicious readers, and a story involving a parking cone.

Monday, December 28, 2009


Fur meine Schatzi, Snap.

I am learning, as I make my way through my first continent, that it is remarkably easy to do things and much more frightening to contemplate them.
Ted Simon

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Go Ahead

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. -Anonymous

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

From our home to yours this holiday season.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Changes In the New Year

(picture- July, 2000)

"The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches." - Anonymous.

Dear Readers, Friends, Characters, and Glitteratis,

As the New Year approaches, it brings with it some big changes, some metamorphoses, some new choices and decisions, and the cap on a period of growing, learning, spreading of wings, and sharing of these experiences. It's only been in the past two years that I've been sharing these things publicly in this blog, and the experience has been nothing less than rewarding. Your kind emails, comments, well-wishes, opportunities and encouragement have continued to support me in my journey as a twentysomething. I know, in my heart, that I am not alone in my struggles and triumphs, and I hope that, if anything, you have found a mirrored voice here.

At the same time, my life is moving in some new directions and, as such, the shape and content of this blog must naturally evolve. I appreciate your patience with this work-in-progress as Ye Olde Blog and I decide how we are going to peacefully co-exist. It's my wish to keep things alive and well, but also a realistic vision that it's time to put my energies into other areas of my life.

For the time being, my goal will be to rely on a new format while I make some necessary changes. I hope that you continue to visit me here, and promise to update you on my new adventures in return.

Thank you, endlessly, for checking in on me. For reading, for caring, for laughing, for sharing your own ups and downs, and to my dear, dear friends and family for so kindly allowing me to borrow their intelligence, wisdom, and hilarity to season my stories which would otherwise be bland without their presence. I promise not to desert you, Glitteratis, just to say that it's time for necessary change and to hope that you'll stick by me.

The New Glitterati