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 abstainers like me who are… Continue reading This Strange New World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABSXJiYQFuI I'm hoping to get to writing a post in the next couple of days. For now, here's one of my favorite Elton John songs. TS
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 was strong enough, The way… Continue reading Atlas Shrugged
The Last Time We Visited Aldera Dune by Teri Skultety, copyright 2018, all rights reserved The last time we visited Aldera Dune, it was to watch the world die. The moons of Rionnata glowed with radiation in the distance. One purple, one iridescent green, one a golden orb. All like magic charms… Continue reading The Last Time We Visited Aldera Dune
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 weren’t, because my own inadequacies… Continue reading It’s Me, Pearl.
There will no more be, these roads away from me. I haven’t time, you see, I’m fifty.
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. I'm one of those people who believes that the planet is actually "greening" and greener, that is, that there is more vegetation, more green forest… Continue reading Clean Water
Let's out deep breath wishes another cup of tea would make itself and bring itself upstairs to me... It is October. Not only is it October, it is three weeks into October. We got home from a few days respite in July to a slew of home improvement projects that, for one reason or another,… Continue reading There Is A Season
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kijpcUv-b8M 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 is that what he meant when he wrote whatever it was, and what the listener/reader gets out of it or interprets it as, may… Continue reading Mr. Mercury
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 voice might find you listening… Continue reading Poetess
Okay, as mentioned, I've been busy. So I hadn't checked some of my emails. When I did get around to that, I had an email from Kindle Direct informing me that they have merged with CreateSpace, the publishing platform I've used as an indie author and privateer to publish my wares. I also use… Continue reading CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing Are Now One
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 to writing, but not necessarily… Continue reading The Book That Wasn’t
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 fantasies as to what it… Continue reading Changing Atmospheric Conditions
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 those "Thank you, God" moments.… Continue reading A Grateful Moment
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 J.D. Salinger, author of "The… Continue reading Changed
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. I consider it to be… Continue reading Thankful
Some titles may be temporarily unavailable pending updates. As often said, all this is a "learn as you go" process. While trying to make some new design elements/memes/thingys/etc., one of the websites/tools I use frequently, quit working the way it should. Necessity is the mother of invention. I don't know how I didn't know about… Continue reading Pending Updates, New Covers
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 shining, the breeze moving through… Continue reading Love
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, I found an instance where… Continue reading Undone
"Trends come and go. What is "fashionable" is changeable. Having style, however, is always cool, and never goes out of fashion. Be classic. Be timeless." ~ Teri Skultety So much of this was supposed to be fun. It's also true that if you're serious about your work, whatever your art is, your… Continue reading Be Timeless
I took about a two-week break from working on anything at all writing wise and that was about as much of a break from writing as I could manage. As for what I'm working on, the thing about that is that it doesn't matter, until the work is completed. There are many things that I… Continue reading Be In Love With Your Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APx2yFA0-B4 One of the most wonderful things within the many fine and good examples that Bruce Lee left us with, is his example of inclusiveness. Despite being met with prejudice throughout his life, he seemed to hold no such feelings in his own heart. He continuously broke with traditions. He fell in and love… Continue reading On This Valentines Day
The Society of Classical Poets, of which I am a member, was kind enough to republish one of my poems, "The Harvest." I'm honored to be included. I think that their efforts promoting classical poetry are commendable and wonderful, a really cool thing. If you enjoy poetry, you should check out their webpage and anthologies!… Continue reading The Society of Classical Poets.
"Thelxiepeia" will be available sometime in the next few days, I finished it early. Of course I'll post up a link when it is available, as well as a table of contents and previously published poems. The poems in this collection were written between 2009 and 2012. Every grouping of poems that I've composed thus… Continue reading Dirty Knees