This year did not go according to plan—at all. On the contrary, it deviated greatly from the voted upon and accepted schedule (pronounced “shed-jewel”) proposed in January, when I had such grand delusions of a completed manuscript by year’s end. But God had other plans. How dare He. Of course I jest, and I’m not going … More Gratitude Changes Everything
With so many of us participating in NaNoWriMo, as well as having other IWSG blogs to visit, I’ll keep this short. I know, I know…you’ll believe it when you see it. Yeah, me too. How about I shoot for somewhere in the middle? Many of you know that my mom passed away in early summer, … More The Pursuit of Happiness
It’s 7:45 on an overcast Saturday morning and I can’t believe I’m already out on the road. Great time to drive, though; no traffic at all. It’s easier to speed, too, and I steal a glance at the speedometer—five miles under the speed limit. God, when did I become such an old man? Eh…I continue … More Exactly Where I Need To Be
We will all be members of The End of Your Life Book Club at some point in our lives. Perhaps we will be Will, a devoted son who spends that all-important quality time with his dying mother, or perhaps we will be Mary Anne, a strong, vibrant woman coming to terms with her own mortality, … More PBC: “The End of Your Life Book Club”
It’s taken hours of staring at a blank screen before deciding what to write today. How can I tell you what I need to tell you? What small peek inside my life will explain what I’m going through? How do I pour out my guts on the table without dying? What will the neighbors think? … More Save the Writer!