Thoughts, Travel

Traveling with Misophonia

Hosteling when you hate noise Years ago I started hearing things that, to me, was nightmarish and repulsive. These noises are infinitely worse than nails on a chalkboard. Mouth noises, like chewing, teeth-sucking, tongue rolling, and even swallowing, turned me into a panicky, anxious mess. Whenever I heard cutlery clatter, felt the reverberation of slamming… Continue reading Traveling with Misophonia


Guest Post: What Civilians Wish You Knew

I recently was invited to write a guest post for Separating From Service, a powerful blog created by a good friend of mine, Eric Burleson. Separating From Service is all about helping veterans who are transitioning back into a nonmilitary society gain a stronger foothold and make the best of their new life. But even… Continue reading Guest Post: What Civilians Wish You Knew


Ebook Review: Superpower of Intention

Eri's Book Review for Superpower of Intention: How Intention Affects Our Reality by Andrew Morrissey Disclaimer: This review contains affiliate links. One of the coolest people I have made contact with as a freelance writer and superhero nerd (Batman, Deadpool, X-men, and Thor fan here) is Andrew Morrissey. We started conversing a while back about… Continue reading Ebook Review: Superpower of Intention

Malware, Writing

MALWARE: Chapter 2

Author's note: So it took me awhile to get around to posting this, but I figured updated my blog was more important. Many great things are underway, and this story is only a fraction of everything that is going on. Without further ado, here is Malware: Chapter 2 By Valerie Taylor Visuals switched on and… Continue reading MALWARE: Chapter 2

Malware, Writing

MALWARE: Chapter 1

MALWARE, Chapter 1 [Full] By Valerie Taylor <Author's Note: This is the full length, first chapter of MALWARE, a prequel to a novel I am working on, titled COMMAND. Don't hesitate to reach out and let me know what you think!> 1. The night was the color of an overripe plum dotted with stars. Those… Continue reading MALWARE: Chapter 1


Native Apples: Newsletter 1

The first newsletter for Native Apples, a growing and culturally diverse freelance community.


Generation Butthurt – Interesting Thoughts

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog: Image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Kenny Louie. Today we are going to dive back into social media because who we are on-line impacts the odds of our success. Whether we like it or not, engaging on social media and cultivating a following is going to massively… via Generation… Continue reading Generation Butthurt – Interesting Thoughts