Mark Twain once said we should "write without pay until someone offers pay. If nobody offers within three years, the candidate may look upon this as a sign that sawing wood is what he was intended for." Ouch! Thankfully, in my case, I didn't have to wait three years to get paid for my writing. … Continue reading The day my writing earned me USD400!
"May the 4th" maketh you a man! Photo by Author Oh May the 4th, my son's world you reignHis adoration for you, is crazy; insane!He sleeps and dreams of the far far galaxyA smile on his face, happy as can be.Every night of his still-young lifeHe wields that manic lightsaber.Like he's in the midst of … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #26
"A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away...." These now-immortal words really need no introduction. Certainly for my first-born J, Star Wars: A New Hope, began for him an adventure and a love that's stayed for more than half his lifetime now (he turned 12 last month). Yes, he definitely has me to … Continue reading Clinging to childhood with legos and lightsabers!
Yes, I think it's okay now for me to say it. *Deep breath* I started going for counselling this year. Yes, that's right. I did. In fact, I probably should have done so a long time ago. At the start of 2021, I finally decided there's no shame in admitting I need help; only in … Continue reading Embracing my life story means sweating the small stuff!
Would you still be my friend? Photo by meo on Pexels.com What goes on in my mind?The question of the dayWords bumping into each otherThat's what!Each fighting to hold sway. PushingShoving Seeking.A tasteA placeA spaceTo take the podium.Hopefully tallStanding head and shoulders,Above it all. Jostling for pole.Wanting to extol.To tell what had been told.Letting stories … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #25
Back in July 2019, I posted my first book review that dealt with the subject of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). There, aside from reviewing an excellent book "A Regular Guy: Growing Up with Autism", I also created four categories that I felt ASD books could be classified into. The four categories I described in that … Continue reading ASD Book Review #4 – “A Tiny Space”
Last week, I wrote the first of a two-part series on how my blog made it to its 2nd anniversary! The piece was generally positive, even exuberant in its tone if I do say so myself. After all, what's not to be exuberant about when it comes to celebrating anniversaries and milestones, right? Well, the … Continue reading My blog turns 2! (Part 2 of Commemorative)
Snubbed! Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com Please gimme the chanceTo snub them nowDon't lemme miss itDon't make me cry foul For far too long it seemsThey've continued to snub meNever paying me any heedWhile they party away In endless revelry What is it about meThat makes them leave me out?I feel likeIf I'm to … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #24
Hey boys This is it! We made it. The last email, in this long-running series that began more than six months ago, is finally here. So on the count of three, let's heave a collective sigh of relief shall we? One... Two... Three!!! Sighhhhhh.... Alright, now that we got that outta the way, let's recap … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #12 The PR Snobs
YEAH ME! This time I did not forget the anniversary of my blog, unlike last year when I nearly did! And this time, since it's the second anniversary, I'm going to write not one but two commemorative posts! You know, it still amazes me how I've persisted this long. While two years may seem like … Continue reading My blog turns 2! (Part 1 of commemorative)