Category: Personal

Creativity, Personal, Writing

When Art Touches Your Soul


It’s entirely possible that I’m alone in what I’m about to write. But, knowing my share of artists, writers, actors, and other creative types, I have a strong feeling that I’m not alone. And if I am alone, then I apologize for saddling you with my personal brand of insanity. So what’s on today’s menu …

News, Personal

Weekly News Update 08/11/17 – Cooking Therapy Edition


This isn’t the usual reading and news update. First, because I’ve been doing very little reading this week. I’ve started a new novel, one that’s not part of my Fate series. It’s not even one that I’ve had on the back burner for a few months. It’s one that came to me with a boom, …

Personal, Productivity, Writing

Back to School: “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Years ago, there was a hilarious Staples ad for back to school shopping. Set to the Christmas carol, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” it featured a dad frolicking joyfully through the aisles as the kids looked on in misery. That commercial still tickles me to this day. Since I don’t have kids, you …

Hobbies, Personal, Play

The Moment When You Realize You’re Unique

Uniqueness Birds

I suspect most people have had a moment like this: Something happens and, for whatever reason, you suddenly realize that you just aren’t like other people. For some, that moment comes in school when long-held friendships no longer make you happy, or when the bullies single you out for being different. For others the moment …

Personal, Reading

Age and Falling Out of Love With Reading

Age & reading

I’ve written lately about having trouble recapturing my reading groove. Owing to a variety of factors, reading just doesn’t have the same pull it once did. I’m desperately hoping that the love will return, but in the meantime a conversation with a friend (who’s an avid reader and a bit of a wise philosopher) shed …