January 2018

Anne Marvin Blog Posts

My Date with Discipline

My Date with Discipline

People tell me I’m a disciplined person. “Are you on drugs?” is my usual response. I feel like the least disciplined person in the world. I’ve broken every resolution and promise I’ve made to myself again and again. I succumb to every temptation. I’m constantly trying to trick myself into following a routine, sticking to a plan, practicing discipline. Today, I’m thinking about discipline through the lens of a new author, Jon F. Merz, and an exciting new series featuring Lawson, the Vampire Fixer. I finished the first book, called, appropriately, The Fixer, and am enjoying the second, The Invoker, with no discipline at all—ravenously devouring page after page. Lawson is an exceptional character. The cover of the book has a quote calling Lawson “Jason Bourne with fangs.” I think he’s more like John Rain or Jack Reacher—with an affinity for O neg, or “juice,” as Lawson calls it. These books are the… READ MORE

Teach the Children

Teach the Children

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks. We’ve enjoyed Christmas and New Year’s Eve and all of the joyful mayhem that these holidays entail. In addition, my family managed to squeeze in our sons’ birthday. That’s right, eighteen years ago, three days after Christmas and three before New Year’s Eve, we were blessed with a set of beautiful baby boys, weighing in at over six pounds each and putting their mama into intensive care for three days. Not that I hold that against them. Most of the time at least… And you know how everyone tells us how freaking fast it goes?  Well, they were right. And while many of the days seemed endless, the years have flown by and our babies are now adult males who had to register for the draft. Scary on so many fronts. In the midst of all the revelry and fun, I caught a… READ MORE

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