Moonrise on Jupiter

A Glimpse into the Thoughts & Imaginings of Vibeke Hiatt

The Research Rabbit Hole

I’ve always loved research—research and learning. I remember being assigned to write an essay about lions in the 1st grade. It was my first research experience. I pulled out the volume of my family’s encyclopedia that told about lions and Read more…


Birthday in Isolation

How do you celebrate your birthday in isolation? This was the question I faced when I realized having an early-May birthday meant celebrating with social restrictions. As an introverted homebody, you would think staying home wouldn’t be a problem. But Read more…


The Adventures of the Super Kids: Friendly Boy Practices His Powers

Friendly Boy can’t sit still. Where there are friends to be made, he needs to make them. Church is a great place to make friends. He sees the 12-year-old girl across the aisle. Without hesitation, he approaches. Noticing him, she Read more…


Series Review: Goblin

A 900-year-old general, unable to die, but no longer quite living. A grim reaper who knows he committed a great sin in his earthly life but can’t remember what it was. A 19-year-old girl who can see ghosts. A beautiful Read more…


The Hope of Easter

Easter has long been my favorite holiday. As a girl, I loved picking out a new Easter dress, dyeing and hunting for eggs, and getting Easter candy. I love early spring with its daffodils and tulips, fresh air and warmer Read more…


Tips from a Stay-at-Home Mom for Staying at Home

We are living through an unusual time right now in our nation and throughout the world. With the threat of the Coronavirus and many people being forced to stay at home, it requires an unexpected change of pace and routine. Read more…


Remember the Audience

A phrase I often heard from high school and college writing teachers was: “Remember your audience.” When writing a story, an article, an essay, an advertisement, or anything else, a writer needs to think about who their intended audience is. Read more…


PSA: The Half-birthday Problem

There is a problem in our world that affects millions of people every year and most of us don’t realize it. It’s a problem beyond our control, but a problem nonetheless. Millions of people are unable to celebrate their half-birthday. Read more…


Attending the Life, the Universe, and Everything Symposium

Last year, with the support of my husband, Brett, I decided to get more serious about the writing craft, which included attending writing conferences. In Utah, though, writing conferences aren’t very common, and affordable ones for families on tight budgets Read more…


My Impressions of Andrew Davies’ Sanditon

While watching PBS with my son one Saturday morning a few weeks ago, I saw an advertisement for a new series on Masterpiece: Sanditon. I was familiar with this unfinished Jane Austen book in name only, but I was interested Read more…