Write Now Show Interview

A couple of weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down and talk about writing with Charlie Redner and Judy Saxon on the Write Now Show. It airs on a local channel within the Laguna Woods retirement community here in Southern California. I was honored to be invited–plus Charlie and Judy were both amazing hosts. I thought I’d …

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Dips, Bumps, and Hillocks

Life-rolls. We all have ’em and they usually pop up unexpectedly: family emergencies, day-job crises, and anything else that’s intent on throwing us off plans we’d meticulously put in place. I’d already been leaning too hard in one direction for a while, starting around the first of this year. Much of 2019 has been spent pushing my writing career forward, …

A Brief Update

Howdy, all. I thought I should let everyone know that I’m still alive and kicking, though my foot has found new targets on which to land. 🙂 Just as I was starting to get back on track, my current employer announced an outsourcing plan that could affect my position. That’s added to the life roll I’d already been on and …

2019 Goals

TLDR: Writing. Lots of writing. Then publishing. Lots of publishing. Oh, and some cooking. Before I get to 2019, I should probably briefly swing back to the last half of 2018 since I’ve been conspicuously absent from the blog this last quarter. My biggest accomplishment this year? I wrapped up my 52 Stories in 52 Weeks challenge and wrangled three books …

The State of Me

When you’re in relatively good health, it’s easy to take things for granted. Now that I’m half-sedated with meds and buried in a mountain of tissue, I’m trying to fight back the compulsiveness to overdo things. There’ll be plenty of time for that when my body’s prepared to take the punishment. 🙂 Hindsight, twenty-twenty, etc…I should have seen a week …

Happy Holidays

This time of year brings a few extra presents, a few extra cookies, and subsequently, a few extra pounds. Then there are a whole lot of people getting sick. I’ve been fighting off unseasonably seasonal allergies and many friends and family have been hit with colds. Take care of yourselves, people! Wash your hands and stay hydrated. Expect my usual …

A Good Week

After what seems like endless days of slugging it out with life, someone up on high occasionally takes pity on a suffering soul and doles out some sweets. This past week’s goodie bag was filled with: Wife won another award for her short film! My wife is a brilliant filmmaker and has been hitting the independent film festival circuit to promote …

In Absentia

I’m currently hitting the books (both metaphorically and with my forehead) for a certification exam I’m scheduled to sit for on Friday morning. All this to say I will definitely be late for my owed process post, and very likely late to put up my next short story. Whether or not I return to regularly scheduled programming sooner rather than …