PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 11/2/2018

I meant to post something outside of #pesfriday this week but never got around to it. So expect that next week. And then expect some other really exciting news within the month of November as well. If you’re #NaNoWriMoing, I wish you luck! You got this! Poem The Two Children by Emily Bronte Child of Delight! with sunbright hair And seablue, sea-deep …

PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 10/26/2018

After a brain-burning week of the ins and outs of publishing in this new indie-centric world, expect a post next week discussing a little of what I learned. In the meantime, here’s some stuff to read! Poem Youth and Art by Robert Browning It once might have been, once only: We lodged in a street together, You, a sparrow on the …

PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 10/19/2018

Trying to get back to my regular(?) posting schedule here. I’m currently in Las Vegas attending a publishing business workshop. It starts this afternoon and I’m very excited to soak up some knowledge. Poem Two in the Campagna by Robert Browning For me, I touched a thought, I know, Has tantalized me many times, (Like turns of thread the spiders throw Mocking …

PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 9/21/2018

Poem O Yet We Trust that Somehow Good by Alfred Lord Tennyson Behold, we know not anything; I can but trust that good shall fall At last—far off—at last, to all, And every winter change to spring. When times are tough, we can all use a little faith. Essay/Article Taming the Lionfish by Jeff MacGregor in Smithsonian Magazine (June 2018) Before we get …

PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 9/14/2018

This was a tough week to get anything done due to lots of things breaking at the day job, but I still managed some reading. Hoping your week was much more relaxing! Poem Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson I cannot rest from travel: I will drink Life to the lees: All times I have enjoy’d Greatly, have suffer’d greatly, both with …

PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 9/7/2018

Okay, the exciting news is a bit delayed due to technical difficulties…so let’s just say it’s coming soon since that word is pretty flexible these days. 🙂 Poem Tithonus by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Thy sweet eyes brighten slowly close to mine, Ere yet they blind the stars, and the wild team Which love thee, yearning for thy yoke, arise, And shake …

PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 8/31/2018

Stay tuned for some exciting news this coming week… 🙂 Poem Ode to Indolence by John Keats The blissful cloud of summer-indolence Benumb’d my eyes; my pulse grew less and less; Pain had no sting, and pleasure’s wreath no flower: O, why did ye not melt, and leave my sense Unhaunted quite of all but—nothingness? This poem brought to mind the …

PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 8/24/2018

You may (or may not) have noticed that I missed last week’s PES Friday. I was busy celebrating my son’s four-year-old birthday and just didn’t get around to it. I did manage to finish a story, but I’ve mostly been working on scoring music and mixing audio for my wife’s next short film. All in all, staying creative one way …

PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads –8/10/2018

Brown. Lots of it: Poem Beginning My Studies by Walt Whitman This tiny poem really speaks to how I feel as a writer and I hope that as I mature and become better at the craft, I’ll always feel that I’m only beginning my studies. Essay/Article The Last Timber Baron by Chloe Sorvino in Forbes (May 31, 2018) Well, this was timely! …

PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads –8/3/2018

Whoa! The last time I posted one of these was on Memorial Day. Sorry folks…This was a result of getting behind on my #52ShortStories and having to sacrifice any available leisure time to get those tales typed out. Which I did! If you missed my guest post on the amazing Lauren Sapala’s blog, please check out a terse review of …