The First Unusual Thing

What can I do in the coming month to help you say “yes, and” yourselves? Do you want a reader/editor for a story/script/article? Someone to look over a project plan/idea? An extra/actor in that short film you’re not sure how to cast to get going?

I’m here.

Farewell Yellow Brick Road

Elton John is the rare artist who transcends the hubris of the concept, in his case going on this farewell tour is an act of grace and kindness.

I’m Still Here – 2019 Resolutions Check In

Nearly 3 years ago I deleted all the writing I’d done up to that point in my life and asked myself: “Does writing really matter to you?” No one was asking me to write. No one asked me to write Beneath the Wood, start this blog, write two more novels, or any of the hundreds of pages…

The Resolutions Post

More than a decade sitting on this one and I’m finally feeling the pull of it as being imperative rather than merely tempting.

31 in Review, Onward and Upward to 32

I make a point of marking my birthday with reviewing where I’ve come in the past year. I spoke in a prior post about the broader road traveled since I was a teenager, but my actual birthday this past Wednesday was a beautiful reminder of just how fantastic this past year has been. I can’t…

Doors Through Which We Might Go

I have a certain fascination with doors. I realize that in the real world, many of them don’t lead anywhere fantastic or magical. Oftentimes, the most enticing ones we see that warn of special access to employees only just lead to somewhere unremarkably industrial and pragmatic. There is one doorway that has always matched the…

What Everyone Gets

“But I did okay, didn’t I? I mean, I got, what, fifteen thousand years. That’s pretty good, isn’t it? I lived a pretty long time.” “You got what anybody gets, Bernie. You got a lifetime.” -Bernie & Death, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman I’m not prone to being a numbers person, but in two weeks I turn…

If it Were Done

We all confront our demons at different paces and in different ways, and we realize our progress in different ways also, but keep going.