Reading in 2021 was, for me, both a pleasure and a challenge. I read far fewer books this year than usual. At the time of this writing, I have just barely completed my Goodreads goal of 52 books. The year before the pandemic, I read 84 books. In 2020, I read 67. No clue whyContinue reading “The Top 10 Books I Read in 2021”
We joked that Hogan McSmalls was a baby replacement. My sister had just had a baby. So had a couple of friends. But, he wasn’t, not really. He was much more than that. In 2006, I had a chronic illness that kept me home all the time. Exhausted, in pain, and alone too much, IContinue reading “15 Years of Hogan McSmalls”
It’s after midnight and I’m on a yellow dog moving slowly down a two-lane highway somewhere in West Texas. Everyone’s asleep except for me, the school bus driver, my coach, and the chaperone. Between the Smiths songs coming through my headphones, I can hear coach and chaperone speaking quietly to each other up front, inContinue reading “Mentally I’m Here”
I couldn’t bring myself to do my usual ‘Top 20 Things I Learned in 2020’ post because even though 2020 was pretty much non-stop No Exit-style epiphanies, fuck this year. Seriously, I’m so mad, I can’t even be in the same room as 2020. But, books? Why should my annual book list pay the toll?Continue reading “The Top 13 Books I Read in 2020”
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Hi, I’m Kendra. I write novels, essays, blogs, tweets, scripts, and a lot of to-do lists. My dog’s name is Winona Forever and she’s a really good person.
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