To “get” my son’s autism, I must go “small”

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“BUT WHAT CAN I HOLD?!!” My peaceful early morning was shattered by those five words, belted out at the top of my son’s lungs. They were followed by a mumbo-jumbo of incoherence that I couldn’t quite catch. Not from where I was comfortably seated in my morning “throne room” anyway. But I needn’t strain too … Continue reading To “get” my son’s autism, I must go “small”

Writers need “attention collectibles” to write well #1 — Intro

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For the longest time, I’ve blogged about how paying attention to the small things in life is what truly matters. Especially when it comes to novelists and memoirists. In fact, pretty much all kinds of writers. Now I’ve learned there’s actually a term I can use to refer to these small things. It’s called “attention … Continue reading Writers need “attention collectibles” to write well #1 — Intro

Daily living with autism #1: It’s about small wins!

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“Daddy, look!” It was a typical weekday evening, an hour before dinner time. That’s when I usually take C for some outdoor play. What we in my family sometimes refer to as his “eye-care” time, away from home screens and out where nature and distant sights of the world await. The ground outside was fairly … Continue reading Daily living with autism #1: It’s about small wins!

Go small. Go Slow. Go Silent.

My writing coach Marion encourages students to pay attention to what goes on around us, the ‘snippets of life’ as it were. She advises that we go slow and go small, straight away conjuring for me a mental picture of the scene in Alice In Wonderland where Alice drinks a potion and finds herself shrunken … Continue reading Go small. Go Slow. Go Silent.

Turning bad to good – Three positive actions for this Covid-19 season

By now, there can’t be any doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic is gonna be with us for quite a while. From China to Asia to Europe to practically every far-flung location on the globe, this virus seems to be making its rounds in a big hurry. So social distancing and stay home notices (SHN) and … Continue reading Turning bad to good – Three positive actions for this Covid-19 season

My Simply Tuesdays

So here’s to a great discovery. A nice windy and quiet place to pray and contemplate. To think about life in general, and my life in particular. To be recharged and rejuvenated in peace and tranquility. To seek God and be found by Him waiting and wondering just what He has in store for me. … Continue reading My Simply Tuesdays

My Monday Metrical Musings #68

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To my 25 year old self Hey man, welcome to 25!The quarter-most centurion part of your lifeCold feet as you step into the big bad working world?Fret not my boyAllow me to unfurl Four things that’ll see you through this seasonStarting with Brylcream Remember the reason?Pop slathered it on your hair every morning til you were … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #68

Want to write better? Try writing poetry

Every so often when I’m in a funk I’m reminded, thankfully, of the wonder that is poetry. To lift me out of the rut. To transport me to another place; another space. It’s truly wondrous because it’s the only literal art form I know that conveys a wealth of emotions and wisdom with just a … Continue reading Want to write better? Try writing poetry

Film Review: “The Adam Project” (2022)

There’s just something about the topic of time travel. It draws film makers time and time again to create movies about it. Ever since Back to the Future and Terminator, we’ve been overrun with such films, both memorable and miserable. In the former (other than the above-mentioned movies of course), I include Somewhere in Time, … Continue reading Film Review: “The Adam Project” (2022)

How “flit-reading” among books inspired me to write

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When I think about a recent line I read, I can’t help but pump a fist in the air and say a definitive YES! In the novel “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” (which was made into a film I recently reviewed), co-authors Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows had one of their … Continue reading How “flit-reading” among books inspired me to write