The Name of the Wind—Book Review

As always, this book review is spoiler free, focusing on the characteristics of the book rather than the content of the plot. I just finished reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, book one in The Kingkiller Chonicles. The book is the first of a projected three, though book three has been in the... Continue Reading →

Measuring the Invisible—An Honors Thesis Made Creative

I don't typically mix my academic and creative lives on this site though it happens all the time in my day-to-day living.  However, a publication is a publication, and writing is writing, so I feel justified in sharing this small success here. As of today my undergraduate thesis is published! In light of the publication,... Continue Reading →


I watched you glide across the lake in a yellow kayak. Your braid trailed in the clear water. I half expected the kayak's prow to lift free and slide silently up into the sunlight. Next time, if it does, will you take me with you? My kayak is red. —M.M. Watercolor "Kayaking Along the Shoreline"... Continue Reading →


Enjoy your choice. Just Be in time. This is the joy of missing out. —M.M. Note: JOMO was Word of the Day on Monday, May  13, 2019. It was defined as, "a feeling of contentment with one’s own pursuits and activities, without worrying over the possibility of missing out on what others may be... Continue Reading →

Sci-fi Haiku Contest Winner

Leading Edge Magazine is a science fiction and fantasy journal. Leading Edge has published work by writers such as Orson Scott Card and Brandon Sanderson (whose class I am taking.) I submitted several pieces earlier this year, and two of them, "Stuck" and "Touchdown Blues", were selected for publication in Issue 74. You can read "Touchdown Blues" online... Continue Reading →


Fearless   Faith and fear may be opposed, but the two are not opposites. Do not be deceived. For faith is brighter, is stronger, is vaster, than pinched-up, fist-clenched, pitiable fear. —M.M. Watercolor by Maria Raczynska. Watch a video of it being painted here. More poetry by M.M. here.

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