Slightly more than a month ago, I wrote what I called a 'truth' letter to my sons. It's a letter I hope they will read one day when they're old enough to understand. And one I hope contains truths they too will embrace as their own some day. For like it or not, this isn't … Continue reading Parents, don’t succumb to a binary world of simplistic-thinking
As a writer, most of my writing time is spent in solitude feverishly typing away. Or at the very least in silent contemplation when I'm stuck in a rut. Either way, it stands to reason my best writing times would be when the world's asleep. When my words can flow unhindered like a gentle stream, … Continue reading How connections and creative conversations help my writing aggregate
Overwhelmed! I'm overwhelmed to overflowI want to let go of all I knowEverything seems pointless, fruitless anywayWhy bother at allBetter to waste away each day! But no, it's not how I wanna live my lifeThis life that's often a constant strifeBecause I believe that there is moreAs long as I'm willing to step out the … Continue reading My (September) Monday Metrical Musings #96
No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. And no, my blog title doesn't contain a typo. I really am 400 today! Or rather, this is now officially my 400th blog post! By sheer dogged perseverance, I've pushed myself hard to relentlessly churn one post after another since April 2019. My pace doubled in 2020 … Continue reading In the blink of an eye, I’m 400!
Last week, I wrote shamefacedly about C S Lewis, a writing hero of mine. Even though I never read any of his works all the way through. As shocking and embarrassing as that post was -- calling a writer my hero when I've never read his works cover to cover -- it can't beat today's … Continue reading My “Writing Heroes” #6 – Those I’ve Never Read (Part 2)!
"O, Captain My Captain!" "Only in dreams Can we truly be freeTwas always thusAnd always thus will be" To suck the marrow of lifeFrom now til Kingdom comeIt's what Keating reminds meEach time I step out. Since 1989 we've been blessedTo findThis gem of a storyThat stands the test of time. Maybe it's the barbaric … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #95
Unbelievable right? As previously mentioned, this is now my seventh installment in this series (I dare not call it a mini-series anymore!). While I apologise this still isn't the last one, I do hope to wrap it up soon (fingers crossed!). Thanks for staying with me this far. So. To recap. This series is my … Continue reading What I learned from parenting workshops #7 — Motivations
Among the entries for this mini-series on my writing heroes, I fear this (and its sequel) is my most embarrassing! Oh well, I did post that this year I wish to lean into what scares me. So here goes. Writing heroes I've never really read! Photo by Min An on Pexels.com If you find this … Continue reading My “Writing Heroes” #5 – Those I’ve Never Read (Part 1)!
What the "B's" say of faith THE Brooks recently said:"Faith is sensing a presenceNot buying an argument." THE Buechner once said“Faith is homesickness. A lump in the throat Less a position on Than a movement toward Less a sure thing than a hunch. Faith is waiting.” THE Bible ever said:"Faith is the substance of things … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #94
Below was a petition letter I emailed last Sunday to a member of parliament representing my constituency. It was one I had originally planned to draft and send out next month. However, I recently found out a major announcement will be made by my nation's Prime Minister tomorrow at his annual National Day Rally speech. … Continue reading My first petition letter to a member of parliament