Superpowers, the Color Orange, and Shoplifting

Friday, February 28, 2014

Last week on Facebook I happened to see the question you see below. And, as it happens, the color I would choose is orange. Running at the speed of light would mean that at a moment’s notice I could travel like this — <snap> — to spend a day in Paris or Florence or London or anywhere, and then return to my own best-bed-in-the-world. World travel plus sleep in my…


Orange is the Color of Home

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

This week at the Debutante Ball, we decided to do a good old writing prompt. The promt chosen was the word “orange.” For me, orange is the color of home. We recently completed a renovation of a 1929 bungalow. And by “we” I mean we hired a general contractor to do the work. But still, there were many decisions to make over the course of the year-long project, from when…


An Ocean Orange: The Short Story That Set Everything in Motion

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It’s weird, but I remember a nightmare I had when I was twelve. I’d had a fever, so that night when I went to bed I was already in an off kind of place. I remember the dream because I’d never been more frightened in my life: there was a tube of paint, and a tiny man standing on it. I was trying to make him hold still, but the…