Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Hello all. I really don't have too much to say, other than I am very tired.

We have a word in Anthropology that always fascinated me: Liminality. I could try and describe it, but in my current sleepy state, I will allow wikipedia to do so (DO NOT tell Dr. Kline. He might take my anthro degree away for quoting wiki...)

In anthropology, liminality (from the Latin word līmen, meaning "a threshold") is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of rituals, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the status they will hold when the ritual is complete. During a ritual's liminal stage, participants "stand at the threshold" between their previous way of structuring their identity, time, or community, and a new way, which the ritual establishes.

Dr. Kline, one of my professors, used the words "betwixt and between" once to describe the state of liminality. Although in anthro we use it to refer to ritualistic behaviors, I feel like it can be used to to describe other situations. Like mine.

I 'm currently done working my day job. I am moving in (looks at empty wrist for the thousandth time) 7 days. I will be in a state of limbo for about two weeks, waiting to make it to my final destination. I released Melted & Shattered, book 2 in the L&J series. I am putting the finishing touches on J Roars, the 2.5 in the same series. And finally, despite telling myself to get through the move first, I am writing the third book in the L&J series, still untitled. (I have a few ideas. Just can seem to choose one.) Oh, and I'm getting rid of all my furniture and anything that won't fit in my car, taking care of a million last minute details (changed my address at the post office today) and trying to say goodbye to everyone (adios Molly).

I feel very liminal, very betwixt and between. And on that note, I'm going to take a nap.

Almost forgot, I discovered how to make tabs on my blog. So you can check out some random info about me, where to buy my books, and videos and pics that I like and encourage you to steal for your own uses.

Happy Nappy-


  1. Love this! There was an episode in My Wife & Kids where Junior was talking about liminal in relation to subliminal (I think he was saying it was the opposite or something).....we all thought he was an idiot. it is! HE was a genius because liminal is an actual word. U learn something new everyday!

  2. Perhaps I'm in a state of liminality and not an elaborate version of purgatory, as previously thought.