Monthly Archives: November 2016

Getting your ass up during hard times

Seriously, though, it’s hard. It’s hard when you feel inextricably glued to your mattress. Or couch. And all the darkness is pressing you down. You check your alarm clock and see that it’s time to get up. So you change … Continue reading

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The Introvert: Me, Myself And I

Talking can be hard. Not to myself. I do it all the time. I spend hours in privacy rambling off a hundred and one ideas in my head. They’re so powerful that I have to speak them aloud, even if … Continue reading

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Anger: Depression’s evil twin

Despair can drown you. It can make the very air you breathe insufferable to the point of suffocation. But what happens when all that sadness starts to boil into frustration? It becomes pliant. And unstable. Many times, in my own … Continue reading

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Creative writers should read History

History is the most important story of all time. It tells us about the human condition. Which is essential learning for creative writers. In addition to experience, books serve as the greatest source of literary knowledge. And what better place … Continue reading

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Everybody keeps telling me to watch Westworld

It’s on my list: HBO’s newest sci-fi/western hit. As a fan of sci-fi, I should be ashamed of myself. I’ve loved everything from Star Wars to Star Trek to Terminator to Blade Runner to Firefly. And yet I still haven’t … Continue reading

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Flash Poem

FLY On a windshield With wings furled Like tiny ship sails Of membrane flexed over exoskeleton And eyes of a thousand mirrors Reflecting windows, faces, and frames of giants Godly swatting hands And wipers swinging low Like a tidal wave … Continue reading

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My Favorite Book Characters #1: Pip from Great Expectations

The title of the book says it all. Charles Dickens was never afraid to take a jab at society. Almost every book does it with a burning lance, flooding vitriol into the moral ills of Victorian society. He wants you … Continue reading

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