Sometimes everyone needs a solid shove to their backside—

It’s 8:33 a.m. I’ve been awake for well over two hours … I should be running. I should be done with my run. I should be on to something new rather than stuck listening to my mind debate itself, anticipating the crappy weather that awaits me as soon as I step out my front door.

For anyone who’s ever thought yoga a waste of time —

I am a runner. No, no, no. I am not running from the law or a rabid dog or the neighbor down the street who never, ever seems to shut up. The other kind — the kind that laces her shoes, takes off down the road for a few miles and sweats, a lot. I’ve always been a…

Why you have to bleed to write well …

I’ve had a lot of people tell me they want to write a book — or at the very least, that they have some grand idea that would make a bestseller. Hmmm. I suppose they confide this in me because I am a writer and somewhere in their minds they think I’ll be receptive ……

Can you learn something great, from someone you never met?

“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.” ~ Jesse Owens I haven’t faced too much adversity in my life. Not really. Not the kind of adversity that truly qualifies as so. Sure, I’ve had…

Why you should welcome the occasional crappy day.

I am having a crappy day. Beyond crappy. In fact it’s the kind of crappy that I should be excited about because there’s nowhere else to go but up. Still, I’m not going to sit around and sulk all day — I don’t have time for that. Nor am I going to call my mother…

Whatever happened to Lois Lane?

To completely erase a moment, an event, a decision – any particular thing from one’s past isn’t possible. You can’t take back the time you did “this” or the time you did “that” no matter how much you wish it away. You are – I hate to break it you – a lowly mortal ……

Some days you have it, some days you don’t …

“It’s nice to be wanted. To be longed for, at that …” OK. Wait. Sorry Daily Prompt, but I simply can’t adhere to today’s theme and write a post as if my coffee cup was the one doing the writing/talking. I can’t … my mind isn’t working right this morning. You know how some days…

Daily Post Writing Challenge

Evan Brooks aka Chameleon at Large This is part of The Weekly Writing Challenge   Justin, Callie, Evan and I all live within a few hundred feet of each other and together, have been riding bus number fifty-six to and from school for nearly five years. In the mornings, Evan is always the first one standing…

What’s hidden on da Vinci’s computer?

Did you see the Grammy’s last night? Was it just me or did John Mayer look like he had just returned from a tea party at the Mad Hatters? Moving on, a lot of people ask me what the hardest part about writing is – coming up with ideas? No. Character development? No. Writing dialogue?…

Ever See a Yogi Run Fast?

I am a runner. And without regressing to the glory days, I will simply say that at one time – be it a long time ago – I was actually pretty darn good. Alas, I am no longer in the business of record setting and have attempted to embrace YOGA. Really. I have tried. Tried…

What’s Your Impossible?

If you use Google as much as I do during a typical day then you undoubtedly saw today’s Google Doodle (yes, that rhymes – although I’m not sure if the folks at Google intended for it to do so).  Anyhoo, moving on … today’s little drawing (the one you can hover over and then a…