Hello all! I’m writing a second novel — it’s the one I hope to publish first, since I feel my first novel, Sparrow, warrants a major re-write at this point. So I’m releasing my new novel, The Child in the Garden, in serial form on my new website: thechildinthegarden.wordpress.com! Please follow along there or through my…… Continue reading I’m writing a new book!
Alright y’all. Friday is Jonathan’s last day as a professor at Belmont University, and then we will both be stay-at-home-parents/self-employed musicians/writers/woodworkers/farmers. It was our plan to be self-employed by the time we were 30, and here we are at 29, and it’s happening! In turns, we feel delighted and anxious about this. We have chosen…… Continue reading Living a Less Ordinary Life
Here is a rough draft of a prologue of sorts to a book I never wrote. It contains the level of pre-Trump enthusiasm I used to feel most natural to my soul. These days, I’m having to work harder to conjure this level of hope and peace. But I enjoyed getting a peptalk from myself,…… Continue reading A Note to Self
2016 was a really strange year, and I’d be lying if I said I loved it. After two years of living a fairly typical American life – Jonathan worked 60 hours a week while I stayed home with Edmond – in June we embarked on something radically different: we’re both home most of the time. It…… Continue reading Mondays
I am, by nature and nurture, a very competitive person. I love tests and grades. I love being assessed and knowing where I stack up in the scheme of things. As an adult (without a boss), it feels strange that I’m not being reviewed in any way. Part of me wants to ask Jonathan, “So,…… Continue reading On Competition
Cue blog title change! Same blog, new title because: a) Jonathan & Rebecca feels insufficient now that we have a baby, and Jonathan & Rebecca & Edmond would be a dumb title. b) Jonathan & Rebecca has always felt a little off to me since I don’t think Jonathan has ever written a post. c) I want to…… Continue reading Growing Arcadia
Last night was arguably the roughest we’ve had as parents. We’re all safe and sound, now, all home, catching up on some much-needed zzz’s on this rainy Monday. But last night, at almost 16 months to the minute that Edmond was born, Jonathan and I found ourselves retracing our route to the Vanderbilt Children’s E.R.…… Continue reading The Best of Life
We’ve always cared about the environment, but lately in the Moody household we’ve really been pushing ourselves to do better. I think it started when we were at a friend’s house for dinner recently and as she passed out the cloth napkins she said something simple like, “My New Year’s resolution is to waste less.”…… Continue reading We’ve gone eco-loco.