via the Daily Prompt: Retreat "Write it all down," my mom told me once, when I was flailing in the dark and not sure anyone gave a crap about the pain I was living through. And I did. All the things I cannot say, I write. It keeps me from retreating and pushes me forward. It... Continue Reading →



via the Daily Prompt: Discover I like unplanned early mornings, mornings every once in a while -- in my case at least --where you just happen to wake up at 3am or 5am when the world is quiet and still or at least not moving quite so fast. Sometimes I read, sometimes I just breathe,... Continue Reading →

Bits and pieces: an update

"There is a crack in everything/That's how the light gets in" Leonard Cohen has died. And, these past weeks have been incredibly difficult. It's not been smooth sailing, more like white-water rafting. I'm trying not to discount how I feel. To tell myself that it's ok not to feel ok. There have been bright spots, joyful... Continue Reading →

Grit in print

I finished reading Ru by Kim Thúy. Everything about this book is unique. The author, the language, the history, the binding, the form, the story itself, tracing a 'tragic journey' from Vietnam, to Malaysia, to Quebec -- a narrative told across generations, bridging cultures and weaving undertones of hope and despair throughout. "We felt blessed to be among... Continue Reading →

In the Dark

Umm, yeah... It is 430pm and DARK outside. Winter is coming, so is Christmas, so is Christmas break- and I have to say: I'm excited! This whole day I've been in the dark. Should I do this? Or that? What does this mean? Really?! Arrgh! LOL! However, the weekend is still mine if you remember,... Continue Reading →

Over to the Dark Side

Hello again, Now, I am normally a pretty upbeat sort of person, but occasionally, there are bumps in the road, and recently I hit a very big one. My goal is to make this blog an accurate, informative and entertaining representation of life here at Sami Central. So here's a little dark to balance the... Continue Reading →

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