Tina Rowley

writer + (performer) + [space left blank for surprises]

Welcome to the internet home of Tina Rowley. Here you'll find my blog, links to my other published writing, and whatever ends up climbing into the space I left blank for surprises.


These are the archives for The Gallivanting Monkey, and they link you back to the original site over on Blogger. (It's just as well that they do—the old site was easier to browse.) If you're planning on going in, I wish you a very good long plane trip, or car trip, or convalescence, or bout of procrastination, or space journey.  

P.S. I'm not going to throw you into these archives without some kind of life ring. A little overview will be provided from year to year that lets you know what I was generally writing about around then. 


No posts. Quiet work on a memoir.


Two red carpet posts. Otherwise the rest of the year was quiet as I was pondering my future and then dealing with calamities.

March 2015

January 2015   


I posted every Wednesday for the bulk of this year, little essay-like things on a different topic each week. You could do worse than wander around in 2014, archive-wise.

December 2014   

November 2014 

October 2014 

September 2014 

August 2014 

July 2014 

June 2014 

May 2014  

April 2014 

March 2014 

February 2014 

January 2014  


Slim selection here, as I was recovering from an illness that knocked me out from mid-2012 until this spring. 

June 2013 

April 2013 

January 2013 


Look, I'll be honest. If I were looking to have a good time in somebody's archives, I would not look for those good times here. Noodling around, then absence-due-to-sickness.

December 2012 

May 2012 

February 2012 

January 2012 


Death, kindergarten, Osama Bin Laden, the Oscars, parenting, travel, etc. 

October 2011 

September 2011 

August 2011 

July 2011 

May 2011 

April 2011 

March 2011 

February 2011 

January 2011 


September's got a couple of things. November, December. You'll need to be extremely bored to hit any other sights here in 2010. I'm just trying to look out for you. 

December 2010 

November 2010 

October 2010 

September 2010 

July 2010 

June 2010

May 2010 

April 2010 

February 2010 

January 2010 


The beginning of 2009 finds us in the middle of a fraught pregnancy that reaches the finish line safely in June. Lots of writing about the experience of pregnancy in the first half of the year, and then this bleary, second-time mom experiments with some other kinds of writing later on. 

December 2009 

October 2009  

September 2009 

July 2009 

May 2009 

April 2009 

March 2009 

February 2009 

January 2009 


A brief pregnancy, a miscarriage, reckoning with the miscarriage, and then a new pregnancy. All the while I am EXTREMELY INTO BARACK OBAMA. Also, at the beginning of the year I was optimistically participating in something called Blog 365, where the idea is that you blog every day for a year. So if you're wondering who put a nickel in me in January and February, that's who. 

November 2008 

October 2008

September 2008 

August 2008

July 2008

June 2008 

May 2008 

April 2008 

March 2008 

February 2008 

January 2008 

2007 & 2006

I'm a new mom during this span of time, and I'm blogging about that a lot. No need to type that twice for you, so the years are grouped together. Chronicling new parenthood, with a few blobs of other material. 

December 2007

November 2007

October 2007 

September 2007 

August 2007 

July 2007

June 2007 

May 2007

April 2007 

March 2007

February 2007 

January 2007 

December 2006 

November 2006 

October 2006 

September 2006 

August 2006

July 2006 

June 2006

May 2006

April 2006

March 2006 

February 2006 

January 2006 


I started the blog in June. Everybody I knew was blogging, and I went nuts and blogged constantly for the sheer joy of it. Had no idea what I was doing. Even spam comments got a warm welcome and a thank-you-for-stopping-by. Got pregnant in August, and then my thoughts turned to morning sickness and impending parenthood. 

December 2005

November 2005 

October 2005 

September 2005 

August 2005

July 2005 

 June 2005 


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