Moonrise on Jupiter

A Glimpse into the Thoughts & Imaginings of Vibeke Hiatt

Writer’s Envy: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Book

“Is there one among you who is not stripped of envy?” Alma asks. “For such an one is not found guiltless.” (Alma 5:29) Every time I read this verse, it’s as though the wind is knocked out of me. My Read more…


NaNoWriMo: The End

At the end of October, I announced that I was participating in National Novel Writing Month. Last Friday, November 29, I passed 50,000 words and finished a novel. It sounds straightforward. After all, we learn in elementary school how to Read more…


Sunday Morning

Originally Published January 2018 I woke up to the sound of Wolfie talking to himself. It felt too early for him to be awake. I looked at the clock on my phone. 7:25. Well, maybe not too early for him. Read more…


NaNoWriMo: The Beginning

I did it. I made the decision and I’m not turning back. I signed up and I will hold myself accountable. This year, I will participate in National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo). It’s exciting to think about writing an Read more…


The Adventures of the Super Kids: Cake

“I want a pirate cake for my birthday,” Happy Boy says—eight months before turning four-years-old. “And Sassy Girl wants a cat cake.” The order doesn’t change. At least twice a week, Happy Boy makes the same statement. Sassy Girl’s birthday Read more…


October Books

Do you read October books? Even before the weather gets cooler, I can feel fall coming. With that feeling comes a strong desire to read ghost stories—stories that tingle my spine and chill my bones. I want something to get Read more…


The Adventures of the Super Kids: Preschool, Part 2

Happy Boy is happy when he’s learning. Even though Mom tells him that it’s summer vacation and they aren’t having preschool, he wants to learn. So she buys him a small workbook. He finishes it, cover to cover, in two Read more…


The Other Side of the Danish Welfare State

Over the past few years, I have seen a lot of articles shared on social media about the Scandinavian welfare state. I think it is natural, when there are problems in our own society, to look to the models of Read more…


Viral Religion

Author’s Note: The views expressed in this post are my responsibility and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When I started this blog, I hesitated to share my religious views. Even Read more…


The Adventures of the Super Kids: The Cleverness of Friendly Boy

He is a few months shy of a year old, but already Friendly Boy is the long-suffering little brother. Happy Boy pulls him around as they “play,” happily smothering Friendly Boy with love. He piles on blankets and pillows, pretending Read more…