Who do you want to be?

End of the Summer Stuff

It is the end of the Summer. I’ve been doing end of the Summer stuff. I don’t feel like talking about writing but, I will say that I noticed, as I was working on something, that I was essentially writing the same story over and over again. I noticed this […]

Plus One

Well, I had re-activated my Twitter account for eleven days after a couple of important news stories seemingly got by me, as in, some really major things happened and because I had no social media and hadn’t turned on the television news for a couple of days, I had no […]

To Bloom and Fly

If you try to force a flower to bloom, prying its petals open, you will destroy it. If you let it be, to do what it does naturally without your “help”, in its own time, in its own way, as nature intended, it will open itself to the world. If […]

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 […]

New Motto

I have a new motto. For some years now my motto has been, “Get up. Go on.” It is a good and fine motto. There is nothing wrong with it. I may continue to employ said motto if and as needed. Now I’ve got a new motto, “Dream bigger.” Dream […]

Inspirations

I’ve re-started a Tumblr page, and I’ve created a companion page to this page. The goal is, to keep what is good, to focus on the good things, to find ways to use the internet creating one’s own filters for content while also creating content. I couldn’t take anymore of […]

Making Changes, Driving the Car

I am off twitter once and for all and for good. (Only took how many tries?) They just changed their format anyway and, I wasn’t digging it. But, I’d already made my decision. I think the point at which something goes from being something useful and enjoyable, to being a […]

The Mountains Are Calling

The sun rises in the east, and sets in the west. Moss grows on the north side of a tree. Water flows downhill, in case you ever lose your compass. The above paragraph/poem is something I wrote down, memorized, from things I was told when I was younger. ( If […]

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. […]

Do You Have Monsters?

Do you have monsters? Apparently I had a lot of monsters I didn’t even know I had. Some of them were political, some of them were religious, some were ideological, some were reflections, some were old fears, and, some were actual people. After a while, for a while, alcohol was […]

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 […]

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, I realized […]

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 […]

get up. go on.

the only advice ever for dealing with jackasses is to ignore them. even when you end up in tears, don’t give them that either. sometimes easier said than done. sometimes dealing with jackasses temporarily turns you into one. get up. go on.

Grace Slick

I love this profile piece on Grace Slick,Β  just being unapologetically herself. Keep making your art. Let your art change, evolve, grow. Most of the creative people that I know, they have more than one area of creative interest and expression. And remember, what the dormouse said, β€œFeed your head.”