On Break – The Journey

Wherein I muse excitedly about my impending vacation in Washington D.C. and look forward to who I’m going with, what I’ll see, and what I may come back with.

On Writing – The Reflex

Wherein I discuss the importance of training yourself to relish criticism of your work over positive feedback.

On Writing – The Marinade

Wherein I discuss the value of friends’ feedback while a new novel idea marinades mentally, and getting to that ready stage for more serious outlining and planning.

On Writing – Dueling Banjos

Wherein I discuss the inner conflict of emotions commanding attention, and drawing lines between different emotions, projects and messages.

Short Story : The Politics of Fear

Wherein I reflect on my experience in NYC on 9/11, and why I refuse to let the politics of fear keep me from opposing the Muslim Ban.