What It’s About

Do you want to be famous? I don't. ( So far, that's working out for me!) Allow me to elaborate, and, probably digress. When I was nineteen years old, hammering away on my first typewriter, I entered a poetry contest, from an ad in the local paper. I received an "Honorable Mention" "award", and an... Continue Reading →

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 music from the 1950's either,... Continue Reading →

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 York. I began to cherish the loneliness... Continue Reading →

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 shining, the breeze moving through... Continue Reading →

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, I found an instance where... Continue Reading →

Too, as in, Also…

fromย  'Gold Mine' _____this true heart______________ I will write your name on every breath from now until forever, forget you never, know that I have not let go of this true heart. Forgiving you and him and them and everyone, everything, sing ever louder, stronger, taking claim of every wind and every rain, rising up... Continue Reading →

Unlimited

Unlimited You know what a woman wants? A badass son of a bitch who can make the trip and still treat her like the most precious being on the planet. A man whoโ€™s really a gentleman, even if sometimes she doesnโ€™t act like much of a lady. She wants a proper rescue. She wants gallantry... Continue Reading →

The Elements of Stylization

Oh no, spares us your meanderings about style. That girl ain't got no style. ( Should I be saying woman? That woman ain't got no style?) Strunk and White, I own a copy and from the peanut gallery, "Yeah and you obviously never read it." Well, truth be told, I cracked it open once or... Continue Reading →

Gypsy

    Remember the "family vacation?" Not the high-end, modern, version so often depicted in television and films, matching luggage and airplanes, but the old-school, load everything in the car and driver there family vacation? Roadside rests, gas stations, fast food, or the deluxe meal at a chain restaurant, sleeping in the car, drooling on... Continue Reading →

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