One Last Word on Deadlines….

I began keeping a journal of only positive things that have happened each day since January 1st, 2016, and haven't missed a day. As I picked it up tonight, the cover struck me as very appropriate for the topic of conversation earlier this evening , so I thought I'd share it with my avid readers.... Continue Reading →

The Deadline Approacheth!

All you need is motivation. False! You need fear, and a fast-approaching deadline!   So this entire past week, I've been staring at my desk and it's vast array of writing implements; 1956 Royal Aristocrat Typewriter, 1982 Smith Corona WP 1100, ACER laptop, and a host of notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, etc. and I've written... Continue Reading →

The Aftermath

When I embarked on this magical journal we affectionately refer to as "Thanksgiving" over a month ago, (yes that's correct, my family actually began the planning process for a ritual gathering, and feast complete with the sacrificial poultry in early October, because they - not me, this time - are nuts) I had no clue... Continue Reading →

When Is A Bad Day, A Good Day?

You've heard that expression, "Some days you're the windshield, some days you're the bug", right? Well today I feel like the bug. Let me explain... the idiom implies that you are either the bug that becomes the mess, or your the object that ends up with the mess splattered all over it. Either way... you're... Continue Reading →

Who Are You, Anyway?!

We've all been there. We've all asked ourselves that eternal set of questions: "Who am I?" "What am I doing with my life?" "What is my purpose?" "Why am I here?" For me, these past seven months have been a journey of redefining myself as a result of strictly imposed restrictions on what I used... Continue Reading →

Caution: Writer At Work!

When your "office" is in your dining room, the people you live with tend to forget you're "at work." For the writer, it can be all too easy to get up and leave the "office" to wander the house, check out the fridge for the one-hundredth time, and become otherwise involved in other activities instead... Continue Reading →

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