What REALLY happens when I rewrite!

It's been a year since I wrote about my book-length memoir's rewrite process. And there's a good reason why: I've not (gulp!) been doing much of it! Notice though I said "not...much..." Meaning I have done some. So, not a complete lost cause. Then again, once you read on here to see what exactly I … Continue reading What REALLY happens when I rewrite!

My Monday Metrical Musings #45

What Does A Bus Carry? What does a bus carry? A bus carries...hopes,...dreams,...ambitions.As it meanders downthirsty streetsparched by the noonday heat. Every warm body on boardon the way to onefinal destinationof...cheers...fears...jeers...tears. What does a bus carry? Sunbeams and clustersof ...concatenation...coagulation...congestion. What lies ahead lies withinthat moving contraption.Each one a constellationof endless ...contemplation...consideration...continuation. A busstops at … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #45

Mental Wellbeing #1 of 2: Parents, we must listen. Now!

Yesterday was World Suicide Prevention Day. It takes place every year on September 10. Three days ago, I posted about one possible emerging trend related to suicide. One that, if not addressed, might make matters worse for grown men everywhere (feel free to check it out here if you've yet to). Today I want to … Continue reading Mental Wellbeing #1 of 2: Parents, we must listen. Now!

Suicide — Are more men aging and dying alone?

Two days from now is World Suicide Prevention Day, observed every 10 September. With one in 100 deaths globally a suicide, and the far higher number of loved ones impacted by it, suicide is undeniably a serious life-and-death matter that needs to be addressed and discussed more. After all, it ought to be the one … Continue reading Suicide — Are more men aging and dying alone?

My Monday Metrical Musings #44

I Really Don't Wanna Know Stop!Don't tell meI really don't wanna know.Don't tell me you're sorryI've got nowhere to goStop!Don't tell meI really don't wanna knowDon't tell me you're sorryI've got zero friends And more than one foe Stop!Don't tell meI really don't wanna knowDon't say that you miss meYet you're always a no-show Stop!Don't … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #44

Parenting Motivations #4 – Sibling Solidarity

Source: Writer's Photo Album (August 2021) One thing that warms the heart of any parent is the opportunity to watch their children happily playing with each other. For me, it's a combination of joy as well as relief. Of late, the latter mostly, because that means I can finally take a break! Sigh...caring for C … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #4 – Sibling Solidarity

Fiction Book Review #1 – Me Before You

Gosh, it feels like ages since I last read a novel! The last time was a couple of young adult fiction books I read in January by David Levithan, called "Every Day" and "Someday". Imaginative, brilliant, and hard-to-put-down. Definitely worth the time if you've not read them yet. Proof that even now at 51, I'm … Continue reading Fiction Book Review #1 – Me Before You

My Monday Metrical Musings #43

Disappointments Disappointments.I've known quite a few.They're stuff I would rather forget.Yet always they're in my headPrancing about ever so cruel! DisappointmentsIn my looks.DisappointmentsIn my work.DisappointmentsWith my family.Disappointments With self worth. Disappointments.I've known my fair share.Taking me for a skyrideThen dropping me in midair. DisappointmentsIn relationships.DisappointmentsIn scholastics.DisappointmentsIn politics.DisappointmentsIn logistics! Just once I'll like to throwDisappointmentsInto the … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #43

Losing It! #2 — Of frogs, bullets and silver linings

When I first started on today's post, my intent was to talk about the progress C's made in the last two years. And yes, there have been quite a few. At some point in the near future, I hope to do him justice with that post. But not today. Today, I want instead to talk … Continue reading Losing It! #2 — Of frogs, bullets and silver linings