I hate this place. Sitting here staring blankly at the laptop screen, wondering what to say, what to type, what to create next. The truth, or at least some transcendent revelation, is what I hope to always post up and put down for posterity, for my loved ones, for the world. But what if "truth" … Continue reading Living and writing from the “in-between” moments
There's really no other way to say this. I really do have "Reader's Block"! Yea I know, I hear your questions. The spoken ones that seek clarification; and the unspoken ones that wonder if I'm a runaway inmate from some nearby asylum! Of course I'm hoping the more likely question would simply be: "Does he … Continue reading Help! I have “Reader’s Block”…and more!!
No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. Yes, I can hardly believe it myself too! Especially when I'm a 50 year old minimum wage earner, without a steady income stream, yet with a family to feed. Seems reckless, even irresponsible. Right? And writing. Really? That much money spent for something that I ought to … Continue reading Would you invest $2,000 to learn to write and to “recover” yourself? I did.
As a writer, I shouldn't be asking this question. Yet here I am, asking it anyway. Why do I read? Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com I thought I knew the answer to this. I read in order to learn things; to understand things; to enjoy things. I read to discover what I've yet to discover, … Continue reading Losing my “read-ligion”! How reading’s become more restless than restful
I have a confession to make about books, one I've told no one before. Not even my wife. Ready? I grew up on the entire series of Malory Towers and The Twins at St. Clare's, by acclaimed children's author Enid Blyton. And when I grew older, I read women's classics like Little Women and Pride … Continue reading Growing up lonely – with chick lit books!
In his book "Lonely On the Mountain", novelist Louis L'Amour had this to say: "There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." I find that to be very true, especially in this history-making year of 2020. Who doesn't want to believe the worst will well and truly … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #4 of 4 – Let’s not release the “Pause” button just yet.
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko on Pexels.com Picture it. Two men emerge from a delivery van parked at the bottom of an apartment block. They start to unload parcels in all shapes and sizes, placing them in an orderly fashion on the pavement. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason where each parcel is … Continue reading My Conflicted Christmas 2020 Musings #2 of 2
Photo by Giftpundits.com on Pexels.com In the twinkling of an eye, Christmas is here again! Another year to celebrate Christ's birth, but also another year of confusion and conflicting feelings for me. And perhaps, in this Covid/Climate/Campaign year, for many of us too. But for me, none of those events brought on these unsettled emotions … Continue reading My Conflicted Christmas 2020 Musings #1 of 2
My dear boys You may be wondering if I had forgotten this Toxic People series, since my last email to you was so long ago. I apologise. The truth is I hadn't expected this to be the most difficult to write, until I sat down and started to. It was like opening Pandora's Box - … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #8 The Needy Victims
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com "Okay so you need to isolate the energy to your finger tips and hit those piano keys with that, not with your wrist or arm power." "Isolate", he tells me. Right. But doesn't he know? When you've never given a second thought as to where your hands typically derive … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #3 of 4 – “When he plays piano in the dark…”