Category: Accentuate the Positive

It’s Snowing, in Hawaii

Sometimes, when I’m getting too serious, or I’m getting too bogged down over serious issues, I’ll just let myself run with it until something makes me laugh. This morning’s news cycle provided a treasure trove of ridiculousness. What sent me over the top was this news story about […]

The Truth About Global Warming

It’s about greed and money and power. I think, all scientists should be skeptics. I think, the nature of the job demands it. Greenland used to be green, now it’s covered in ice. Iceland used to be covered in ice, but now it’s green. Human beings had nothing […]

Beyond the Vanity

The next book, the new book, Covenants of Lingering Bones, will be available soon. After much rigmarole, going so far as to set up the book on another publishing platform, to really check it out, I’ve decided to stick with Amazon/KDP publishing. It got down to some things […]

Optimism

I’ll tell you what optimism is, in a world where a fake issue of a real newspaper was distributed by activists, and went viral, and where the media got it wrong again, because they didn’t check the facts, or get the complete story, before they ran with it, […]

Enjoy Every Good Thing

Okay, two weeks into the new year, I have deleted my twitter account and, I won’t be back on there. I was trying to think of it as a “necessary evil,” but the truth is, it isn’t necessary. It is the Tower of Babel. The more I thought […]

Saying Goodbye to 2018

I’m going to begin this post with an excerpt from a writing of Joan Didion. I’m telling you this only so that you’ll know that isn’t to be the entirety of this post. “Some years passed, but I still did not lose the sense of wonder about New […]

Keep Calm and Carry On

I’m going to ramble for a minute or two, then I’m going to go finish cleaning up the enormous mess I made in the kitchen tonight making cookies and carving pumpkins. Remember the other day I said I’d been so busy lately I ended up getting ahead of […]

The New Classical

I said somewhere before that I think a lot of this type of music, it’s rock and roll but it is decidedly on the metal side when contrasted with, say, the likes of Springsteen, is in many ways the new classical. The precision guitar playing, the clean vocals, […]

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 is that what he meant when he wrote whatever it was, and what the listener/reader gets out of […]

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 […]

Be In Love With Your Life

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 […]