2018

This Strange New World

I’m considering so many things, thinking, about this strange, new, world, we’ve found ourselves in as we are now in the future. This is an interesting interview, this quote, talking about the 24/7 internet, etc. “…The societal question is more complex, although I think it’s users themselves and not luddite […]

Atlas Shrugged

  I tried to lift the whole world up, To carry it around, On my scrawny shoulders, I tried to focus on the sound, Of my own heart beating, My breathing in and out, I thought I knew the way along, I didn’t have a doubt. I knew that I […]

It’s Me, Pearl.

It’s Me, Pearl. An Ode to Janis Joplin It’s never me, it’s you, except that it’s always me, it has never not been me, it has never not been some glaring inadequacy of me, when at my best, it was me, unintentionally, making everyone else feel bad, about whatever they […]

Clean Water

So, I wouldn’t call myself an “environmentalist” unless home decorating counts. I think we’ve got some serious issues with regard to refuse, litter, polluting our waterways and thus, our water. […]

Mr. Mercury

The other day someone shared this great quote from Freddie Mercury that really spoke to me. I’ve found several versions of the quote.         What that means […]

Poetess

I’ve dared to look upon the stars in wonder, in awe, and dream. I’ve dared to think for myself and challenge that thinking, to question it, to ponder my own existence. I’ve dared to believe in love, to hope, to have faith. I’ve dared to write poetry only that my […]

The Book That Wasn’t

Going to share a couple of posts today. This first one is about the book that wasn’t, or isn’t, or won’t be. There’s a great quote from Philip Roth, “Don’t judge it. Just write it. Don’t judge it. It’s not for you to judge it.” For me this applies completely […]

Changing Atmospheric Conditions

  So, I thought of an analogy for what being a writer sometimes feels like to me. It feels like being on another planet that very few other people have ever been to. They have their ideas about it, they have their assumptions, some of them even have these wonderful […]

A Grateful Moment

  It can be difficult to keep one’s philosophy strong in the middle of a storm. Oh, I do know that. I really do think and believe that things work out the way they do for a reason. Right now, I’m having a moment of being exceptionally grateful, one of […]

Changed

This is a good write-up by author Autumn Christian as to the changing nature of one’s writing as it relates to the changing being of one’s person, “I’ve Changed and So Has My Writing” by Autumn Christian. Along those lines, of note, sometime ago I watched a documentary about author […]

Thankful

Here’s my message to writers and artists, to anyone in a creative endeavor, who might be feeling discouraged… if it is really your dream, in your one and only heart of hearts, then don’t quit. It’s that easy and it is that hard, that simple and that complicated, don’t quit. […]

Love

  I need to believe in the world, in every good, great, beautiful, peaceful, loving, amazing, part of the world. In kindness, in dignity, honor, self-respect, respect for others, in what is decent, in manners, in grace, in hope, in trust. I need to believe in summer days, the sun […]

Undone

The other day, in promoting my vampire novel, I posted links to chapter excerpts. In reading through those excerpts again myself, I noticed places where the sentences could use tightening. I noticed places where I want to replace commas with periods. In reading one of my own stories earlier today, […]