Haley Alone

The knife hit bone and Haley pushed it through into the soft cranial tissue. Red flowed around her hand, then grey, and then finally, black. She pulled back…

green leafed tree

Who Gardens the Gardeners?

Hello, said Tree. I’m in you and you’re in me. Hello, said Tree. Soon we’ll be a family. It started as a joke, really. Betsy dared me. “Swallow…

yellow daffodils in selective focus photography

Lies

“Why are you late?” she asked through gritted teeth, wincing and relaxing again. Such a simple question. Why was I late? Did it even matter? I was here now. That…

Disrupting Disruption – Keystone Thoughts

No one. I mean NO ONE should be surprised about the Biden administration nixing the Keystone Pipeline. If you are surprised, you haven’t been paying attention. This project…

Writing & Mental Wellness, Part 2

The internet is both a terrible and wonderful place. I’d been in a funk for about a year or so. I hadn’t written much and I finished even…

Writing & Mental Wellness, Part 1

Mental wellness plagues society at large. Life is demanding and our resilience is low. The world asks a lot of us. Our families, our friends, our work. And…

Social Media Overload

We truly live in an age of distraction. I’m young enough to dive headlong into the Internet and social media, yet old enough to pine for a simpler…

15 Thoughts on Meeting Deadlines

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. Douglas Adams I’ve been managing work and people for 20 years. These are things…

Your Story Needs an Audience

Art is an interestingly human form of expression. Somewhere between the amygdala and the cortex, our brains can conjure the most amazing things. Artists and artisans alike craft…

NaNoWriMo

One piece of oft-spoken writing advice is to write every day. Every. Single. Day. Perfecting the craft of grand wordsmithery is not unlike anything else. If you want…

Goal Setting

“How do you eat an elephant?” “One bite at a time.” So you’re sitting in front of a computer with a blinking cursor amid a vast emptiness of…

Focus Your Muse with Music

“Okay, it’s time to write now.”   Ten minutes later…   “I wonder what’s happening on Facebook…?”   We’ve become quite busy in our lives with all the…