It’s a Beastie-Filled Birthday Party

Happy belated birthday to me. Happy belated birthday to me. And you know the rest. That's right, last week was my birthday. Sorry, my abacus is broken so I can't calculate how old I am, but I can tell you my birthday is also the first birthday of Tammie & David Beasties as well as … Continue reading It’s a Beastie-Filled Birthday Party

Life in the Fasting Lane (or What Happened When I Ditched Social Media)

In April, I subjected myself to a month-long fast. Don’t worry, I haven’t been starving. There’s all that leftover Easter candy to enjoy! No, this wasn’t a food fast, it was a social media fast, and the results were interesting to say the least. What Kicked This Off First and foremost, I’m not a huge … Continue reading Life in the Fasting Lane (or What Happened When I Ditched Social Media)

It’s What All the Osterians Are Wearing These Days

As you’ve seen in previous blogs, my world of Osteria was heavily influenced by my crazy obsession with Ancient Rome (and Greece, to a lesser extent). And while I may not be a fashion maven myself, I have taken a few style tips from those historical Roman men and women and applied them to my … Continue reading It’s What All the Osterians Are Wearing These Days

A Bit of Fictional Double Dipping

It may be a full-on fête faux pas to double dip, but at this party it's allowed and even encouraged because I've got not one, but two servings of new fiction to present to you on a perfectly polished platter. Okay, I promise to stop with the alliteration. So, what's on the menu? May's Featured … Continue reading A Bit of Fictional Double Dipping

The Three Ts of Ancient Rome: Time, Taverns, and Toilets

As I’ve mentioned once or twice (okay, maybe closer to a thousand) times before, my fantasy world of Osteria didn’t just pop into my head. It was heavily based on life in Ancient Rome and, to a lesser extent, Ancient Greece. In previous posts you learned about some of the major influences of Roman culture … Continue reading The Three Ts of Ancient Rome: Time, Taverns, and Toilets