But What If We’re Already Good Enough?

I can’t tell you how many years of my life I have spent believing all of the awful things people that didn’t like me told me or that I told myself. I would see what other people are doing with their lives and families and careers and would think What Am I Doing Wrong? I… Continue reading But What If We’re Already Good Enough?

It Just Doesn’t Matter

Do you sometimes get the feeling that it just doesn’t matter? In the whole the big old largeness of EVERYTHING but then also closer to the ground, things like the January 6th hearings and, for folks like me in Flint, the quest to punish people over the water. That none of it really matters.  It… Continue reading It Just Doesn’t Matter

They Just Don’ Wanna Work

Another chestnut I love hearing these days is how ‘they’ don’ wanna work. You hear it a lot from business owners wringing their hands at people ‘not wanting to work’, the implication being these people, whomever they are, are both lazy and taking advantage of the system.  This has been a familiar refrain for years… Continue reading They Just Don’ Wanna Work

Enough Is Enough. 

I really have to ask this, knowing that there’s not an answer I will get, or that any of us will get that will make a lot of sense but why do we continue to let documents written by people who have been dead and gone for hundreds and even thousands of years rule us?… Continue reading Enough Is Enough. 

Oh, Hey, It’s Tubi!

Ya know, I have to admit that I was very, very late to the Tubi game but man alive, I am all in now. Tubi, for those who may not know is a free streaming service (owned by a bigger entity, thus allowing them to exist) that allows you to stream movies for free. We… Continue reading Oh, Hey, It’s Tubi!

Effects

I consider myself lucky in my dealings with Covid-19. Considering how many people lost loved their lives, lost loved ones, or lost months to illness I got lucky.  It hit my family hard, to be sure.  My infant daughter brought it home from daycare and when she started projectile vomiting it had to have taken… Continue reading Effects

Beacons

I always find it interesting, how people who face no loss of their rights always seem to pop up when they are being taken away from others to say - well gee, it doesn’t bother me.  The room oooohs, and ahhhhhs because, boy, that’s a revelation.  Imagine that, someone who doesn’t have to face the… Continue reading Beacons

Next. – a blog

Next. That's what it's felt like for me over the past few months, maybe couple years. NEXT! I have written a LOT over the past couple of years. I have written, maybe five books, put out about four, or more. I dunno. I could look but don't WANNA. As of yesterday the newest book is… Continue reading Next. – a blog

A Pretty Simple Question

I keep seeing these idiotic rabble rousing trolls that fancy themselves as playtime warriors and standard bearers for White American men clowning at events and gatherings that have nothing to do with them but which they find DESPERATELY offensive.  What I wonder, and what I ask is - What actual ‘code’ do you live by?… Continue reading A Pretty Simple Question

The Darkest Days

It’s hard to keep the light on these days, internally as well as externally. Yeah, the economy sucks, and gas is high, and jobs aren’t suddenly paying the worker bees more and the CEOs less.  Things are hard.  Inside and out.  The inside is dealing with the stress of a job you may not like… Continue reading The Darkest Days

The Trend

I don’t think I am different from other writers in wondering what it is that sets what I write apart from everyone else.  You know, what makes MY writing MINE. I can stab at some of the ideas and themes, family, faith, death, revenge, the old favorites. I deal with small towns more than cities,… Continue reading The Trend

Following The Streams

Maybe you’re like me and don’t want to be hurt again.  You tried, you trusted, you opened your heart up and you got burned.  You got burned good.  So good that it stings just to think about it and you swear, NEVER AGAIN all while you eye the new shows about to hit the streamers… Continue reading Following The Streams

Entitled

I think it’s pretty fair to say that all of us, at one time or another have felt entitled to something. That doesn’t mean that the entitlement came from an ugly place, a place of selfishness, but that we felt we deserved something because of who we are. For example, you, as a human, deserve… Continue reading Entitled