Self Check In

They say to check in with yourself to remain healthy, don’t they? To sort of do a self analysis and see where you are with things. See how you are. It makes sense because we all have a tendency to just power through things we maybe shouldn’t.  Oh, my foot hurts, eh, no big deal. … Continue reading Self Check In

Looking Ahead To 2023

Thus far, it’s been a pretty productive year for me as a writer. I have written three books thus far and started a fourth - really need to get back to that… I just finished the revision of the first of those books that will see the light of day, a dark thriller that moves… Continue reading Looking Ahead To 2023

A Chance

It never ceases to amaze me how wasteful business is. We hear all the time about how lazy workers are, how they don’t want to work in the office anymore, how they want all this pay, and all these benefits, and on and on, but it seems we don’t like to remind businesses that they… Continue reading A Chance

Wondering Aloud

If we’re honest with ourselves it’s completely natural to wonder what happened to the people who used to populate our lives. Some we want to see that they’re happy and doing well and others you want to make sure that life is reminding them they’re jerks.  It’s completely normal, but not always healthy to look. … Continue reading Wondering Aloud

By Measures of Degree

There’s a frequent melody sung of late that goes something like this - Ohhh, the brain drain, the dear brain drain, what of the BRAAAAAIN DRAIN, what are we going to do?  It’s sort of catchy, it’s definitely got a groove.  It’s too similar though to this newer hit - Where did all the Woooooorkers… Continue reading By Measures of Degree

The Legacies We Leave

It’s hard to accurately reckon the effect someone has on you and your life. Outside of the obvious - he helped get me a job, she introduced me to the love of my life, they did this or that or whatever. That fact is that we don’t always know how deeply we are affected by… Continue reading The Legacies We Leave

Kings and Queens

The idea of having a monarch that oversees a nation feels a little outdated, doesn’t it? Sure, in many cases these are ornamental acknowledgments of the past and while they have a ‘say’ in things, they don’t run the nation. That isn’t always true, as you will get some countries where there is a ruler… Continue reading Kings and Queens

Baby Games

You would think it’d be tiresome by now, wouldn’t you, the hand-wringing and dire pronouncements about how superhero movies are KILLING CINEMA!  AND CULTURE! AND THE WORLD! Like, these are movies, man, is it all that dramatic? Really? I have talked about this in other blogs and as I said there, I get the dislike… Continue reading Baby Games

Guest Stars

It’s when our minds are off of our minds when some of our deepest thinking comes to us. Some of it welcome, and some of it not. Some thoughts sneaking in like unwanted visitors in the night, clumsily moving through the darkness, not caring if they wake us or not. I was driving my daughter… Continue reading Guest Stars

Buy! BUY! BYE!

With a new book out my mind turns to youthful thoughts like - how the heck do I promote and sell this darned thing? It's a concern I have with every book and now, with not really doing shows these days it makes it all the froggier. I have talked about this on here before,… Continue reading Buy! BUY! BYE!

When We’re Dead

I think most of us, deep down, hope we're not forgotten when we're dead. I think we hope that should there be a viewing, a funeral, or just a gathering, will not be forgotten. I think though, that we may be mistaken if we believe that there will be a big showing because sometimes we're… Continue reading When We’re Dead

What’s So Fair?

It's funny how we change as we get older and see more of the world. The views we had change, the things that never bothered us are suddenly deal breakers, and we start to see a fuller picture than we realized was ever there. I remember as a kid how much I loved the circus.… Continue reading What’s So Fair?

Dad

We refer to our relationships with our parents as complicated as if any parental/child relationship is 'normal'. Normal. We obsess over the idea of normalcy all our lives, striving for it, yearning for it, but there is no normal. There's only reality, and the reality is that every relationship with your parents, if you have… Continue reading Dad