a moment

Ric Ocasek

The Cars lead singer, guitarist, writer, icon, Ric Ocasek has passed away. I’d said a while ago that this was likely to get to be something of a regular thing at some point as time waits for no one. The Cars were on the radio constantly during my teen years. […]

Point of View

I was looking at some photos from a few years ago for a post I’m thinking about and a couple of things caught my attention. The first thing is that I didn’t really care for this photo of me at the time, but now, I think it isn’t so awful […]

One of the things I need…

Things I need, the thirty-six hour day. I’m also finding that I have to exert my will just about continuously over the hours I do have available to me. This is what happens, having drifted and dreamed for a while, the moment of “A-ha! I know all the things I […]

As Long As It Matters

How many poems constitutes “a lot” of poems? Sometime last year I began trying to wrangle my poems into some kind of order, all my poems. All. This was a fairly simple task up to the year 2011. In the final months of 2008, as previously stated at one time […]

Forward

This isn’t what I was going to write about today. I was going to write about dreams, about thinking positive, being happy, and dreaming bigger. I’m going to save that post for another time. Perhaps tomorrow. I logged on to my computer today and the first thing I saw was […]

Update

I am now free of all social networking sites. Last night, after much thought, I deleted my Instagram account. This posting is essentially for any of the few who were following me on any of the sites. I’m not there. Feels good. TS

Ergo Ego

“There is something about yourself that you don’t know. Something that you will deny even exists until it’s too late to do anything about it. It’s the only reason you get up in the morning, the only reason you suffer the shitty boss, the blood, the sweat and the tears. […]

Undone

In 2019, for about five minutes, I tried not to be a writer. That didn’t work out. I’ve done too much work to quit. That’s all I have to say about it. TS

To Thine Own Self, Be True

“To thine own self, be true.” Polonious, in Hamlet by William Shakespeare Be true to yourself Never tell everything you know.   My “heroes” have often been those who had the wherewithal to stay true to themselves regardless. They’ve also been people who got up and went on even if […]

Danielle Steel

Here’s a great write up/interview of author Danielle Steel at Glamour mag. How has Steel written 179 books? She writes/works twenty to twenty-two hours a day. If that sounds like b.s. to you, you might not be a writer, or at least not one who knows what it’s like to […]

At Ease With One’s Self

The people I’ve loved the most are those so confidently at ease with themselves, that they put others at ease. If there’s a guy railing against bacon, why it’s bad for you and no one should ever eat bacon because he hates it, and no one should ever listen to […]

The Keeper

The Keeper A slow and steady flame, Does burn inside this heart, Though with it knowledge came, To rip my soul apart.   Of the garden fruit, I ate, And […]

Notre Dame is Burning

I’ve long wanted to visit Paris. Some years ago I began having dreams about the city. The dreams subsided but my interest in visiting did not. In recent years I’d resigned myself to thinking it would remain a lovely dream, perhaps a necessary one, but nothing more than that. While […]