Nilah Ate the Blog

Illustration, books, and baking… probably

Life as Usual

Screen cap from the film Jurassic Park. A Tyrannosaurus Rex leans close to peer inside the windows of a Jeep.

Jurassic Dreams

I have recurring dreams. One of these recurring dreams is Jurassic Park. Why, oh why do I dream about Jurassic Park? It is one of my favorite movies, but I tell you now, it makes a terrible dream scenario, especially…

A still from the 2023 film The Color Purple. Celie, in a red dress, is front and center in a choreographed song and dance sequence.

So Long 2023

This is a repost originally shared on Patreon. You can become a patron to receive regular updates on what I’ve got cooking behind the scenes. Confession: Before Christmas Day, I’d never seen The Color Purple. I’ve never told anyone. That’s…

All Tweeted Out

There’s this thing about Twitter. And I know, like, one of the weird quirks of Twitter is you’re in this space occupied by millions of other people the majority of whom you don’t know personally and will never know past…

from the camera roll: coal, all ready for a quiet, relaxing morning

Why am I here, again?

I started this blog to stay focused. What I mean to say: I left Facebook and Twitter. It felt like they were consuming too much of my life, and I needed a break. It’s a hard transition. Back in the…