It feels like I’ve been in a bit of a bubble world since the end of June. By mid-June my spouse began reporting that his coworkers were coming in contact with COVID-19 either in vague ways like partying in Miami while the city’s case numbers were rising or more directly […]
I'm a writer and artist with an avid interest in imaginative worlds that explore the beautiful and wonderous alongside the tragic, dark and sorrowful.
Some days there are these beautiful moments of insight that solve creative problems sifting in the background. Sometimes they happen in the middle of work and those rare gifts are […]
Inspiration is a wonderful fleeting affair that some regale and others revile. It isn’t terribly dependable as fodder for finished art and writing but it can make the difficult days worthwhile knowing that inspiration is as delightful as it is capricious. I’m not sure when I stopped chasing inspiration and […]
Something I see a lot right now when I browse my usual feeds is people talking about how unproductive or productive they are during lockdown. Essential workers are the rare exception and speak to their inability to fit in time to write or create between weeks full of overtime hours. […]
Over the years I have explored many ways of coping with fear, uncertainty and trauma. Some were so ineffective as to be laughable, others were reasonable but didn’t work for me and mostly I learned that usually it’s a moving target. Not everything works all the time. More recently when […]
These are weird times. A few weeks ago I wasn’t blogging because I was caring for an injured stray cat from my neighborhood who has since insisted on returning now […]
As a follow up to last week’s long post I thought I would post the basic steps I follow in order to make time and space for writing and art […]
Maintaining motivation when energy levels are below 20% of your usual maximum, when your mind is hazy and when you are physically unwell is unreasonable. A lot is said about […]
If you’re a writer who wants to write a great book that sells itself then the advice about how to use social media can end up being counterproductive. Good books […]
Finally, after reflecting on ten years of journals I have some thoughts and plans for moving forward into the ’20s.