Picking back up the Polydice
Watching Critical Role has me wanting to return to being a DM.Continue reading →
This past week we had to say goodby to our fur kid, Quill, aka Don Quillote de la India Ink. So, for those who weren’t aware, my youngest daughter’s emotional support animal, Quill, has been ill for about a month … Continue reading →
An Elegy for our Boy
Elegy to Our Boy It is so hard to say goodbye. The end has come. I knew it would . . . someday. Such a good boy; for seven too short years, our Quill, always there for us, … Continue reading →
who are you (updated)
Who are you? Who am I? An Introduction of sorts.Continue reading →
The entirety of the LookingBackwards.net website will soon be getting a facelift and reorganization over the next several weeks. Just thought you should know. 🙂Continue reading →
I’ve been rather neglectful of this site recently. I’m trying to become better at updating content for all of my websites (yes, plural, there are a number of them), but between Covid-19 exhaustion (no, I haven’t contracted the ’ rona, … Continue reading →
The literary output of one Ashleigh M, slightly redacted
I sat down one evening and tried to recreate a listing of all of my published works over the years. I know that this isn’t a complete listing, as there were many things I submitted for publication that were accepted by various and sundry publications that I’ve forgotten over the years, some gaming, Sci-fi, and fandom -zines, some vanity press things, and whatnot, but this is off the top of my head that I can actually remember.Continue reading →
Had I been witty enough
I would have taken advantage of this past year and the pandemic plague enforcement to have written more often of the activities one might need endure whilst undergoing quarantine. Alas, I was neither quick nor witty enough to do that, … Continue reading →
Apologies for the silence
For someone who has no actual job, I seem to be busy a lot this year. This has made keeping up my websites difficult, and I’m considering how to ameliorate that problem. There may be some consolidations taking place, or … Continue reading →
Life is …
Kind of “meh” at present. There are many things that I would like to be doing, but the actual energy to do any of them is hiding.
Last year, I began the process of recreating a chapbook I wrote back in the 1970s – it’s on hold until I can face getting into the garage/shop and seeing how much damage the journals that were placed there for safekeeping have sustained, following the treee branch that pierced the roof of the building. Loads of fun, to be certain.
I have a book on Tarot that is almost completely outlined, I just need the wherewithal to sit and write it.
My genealogy site is in need of updating, and I just don’t know if it’s worth the time and effort anymore. At 67, I don’t have the energy reserves I did at 30 or 40 or even 50 — and I’ve been debating just taking it offline completely, There’s only one other relative who has ever actively contributed to it, and this past year saw her entire family contract the COVID-19 virus, and her mother passed away due to complications from it. None of my immediate family have ever expressed any real interest in it.
The COVID-19 quarantine requirements also managed to end my business venture, before it really had a chance to flourish. I decided earlier this year to not renew my business license, as I earned exactly -=zero dollars=- between November 2019 and February 2021.
I’ve been facilitating a course via the Zoom platform for the past month, a two hour sessino every Saturday. The instructor would like to continue offering it, but move it to Sundays, which, I cannot do. We’ll be talking this next week about other options.
Today would be my father’s 100th birthday, had he not died on New Years’ Eve 1988. Happy birthday, Dad. This July would have been Mom & Dad’s 80th Anniversary (not counting the year that they were divorced, and Mother married & divorced again…)
As I said to the family the other night, “can we just join hands and attempt to contact my departed spirit?”