A one-minute read on why you should throw caution to the wind …

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain And the moral is … attack life. YOUR life….

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.

If Homer had a blog, would you read it?

It’s tough being a writer. Especially when it dictates your paycheck and not just your free time. Now I know, I know, there are people out there who think writers don’t do diddly … we sit around all day drinking coffee and chewing on pencils, reminiscing about the “good ol’ days” of longhand and pen-and-ink…

An ode to the Lunch Lady

I’ve never been a fan of lunch―mostly because the lunch lady that ran the kitchen in my elementary school and her fingerprints. She was nice enough, I suppose. I mean I don’t have any strange or scary memories of run-ins with her or any one of the women that made my midday meals, Monday through…

The one piece of advice a writer needs —

“It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.” ~ T.S. Eliot Believe it or not, I’ve never really asked for writing advice. Mostly, I suppose, because it was what I did. Because it is what I…

How to pick the perfect fig — aka. how to make a decision!

Like everything else in this world, the term — or definition if you will —of being lost has many different meanings. And I imagine most people’s minds can easily recall a time when they were literally “lost” — like they took a wrong turn while driving (myself, I was terribly lost one morning about eight weeks…

What’s better for breaking news? Twitter or the paper?

I write for a large-market newspaper and when the freelance Gods smile down on me, a few other regional and national news organizations. The other day I posted a FB request asking for copies of what at the time, was yesterday’s issue (sometimes I like to send articles to my mom like she’s always done…