Chaos swirls like an invisible current around us. Weather no longer sits on the throne of the small-talk kingdom. Coronavirus passes between ears with far more frequency. Forget last night’s bout of thunder, did you hear how many people died in New York? Nervous speculation replaces the default cheeriness of midwestern life. No end in […]
A speck of dust got caught in Man’s lung and made a home there. This half-alive thing then made itself over and over and over again. No thoughts were spared for the environment in which it chose to exploit. Not until the volume reached capacity, overwhelming and destroying the once verdant fields there. Tissues rotted […]
I attended a Writer’s Coalition in the Big Apple last week. After a relentless pursuit of the New York City writing community, I landed myself a spot in this pretty library on 79th street. Writers of every sort sat huddled around four tables pushed together. The proctor was an artsy type with big eyes and […]
Humanity’s great stories use the recurring motif of destiny as plot’s major driver. The main characters start as young and green to their surroundings. They are struck by divine purpose meant to push them towards realizing their true calling. These protagonists become heroes because they fulfill missions assigned to them. Harry Potter, The Odyssey, Lord […]
When I was young, the thought of change scared me to death. Nightmares of moving out of my childhood home robbed me of sleep. My heart broke when friends were forced to move away. I wept tears over the transfer of our old refrigerator from the kitchen to the basement. Change was not my friend. […]
We were confined to the closet in a home I knew well. It changed owners often and I visited with every new iteration. This was round 3 in the rotation and the oddest one yet. The girl of the house, the oldest one, was a year my junior. Her father was a cop and her […]
I once loved this holiday. I still do, in fact. The reason for the warm feelings comes from the temporal significance the holiday season carries. Every year, like clockwork, old decorations are restored to their places, familiar treats warm our bellies, and music older than most of us fills our ears. Christmas lives off of […]
A break from our regular programming. Whatever that turns out to be is still a mystery. Bear with me as I gather my bearings and search for the niche I belong to. Until then, here’s some opinions about the current climate crisis.
If you want to make a good impression, allow me to share with you tried and true secrets of my own. Use these and you will blend effortlessly with the locals.
You look at yourself in the mirror and notice the imperfections that stare back. Some days they seem more minute. Other days show them as loud leads in a play, hollering for everyone’s attention.