Doldrums

‚ÄčThe other day, my little swath of the Midwest had a winter storm that dumped several inches of snow on the ground. It made a mess of things, as storms often do, but the next day was beautiful. I ended up taking a short walk enjoying the snow for what it was worth. But I […]

In the Bleak Midwinter

After a full month, those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere have entered into the midst of the season called winter. The bleakness of this season has settled upon us. And even though I did indeed write a post just two weeks ago titled “January doesn’t stink,” there is some melancholic bitterness to […]

The Path

I recently have realized that, while I am fairly active thanks to the full time job and such, I have not been as active as I could be and have taken to brisk walking the paths and pavements of my little swath of the Midwest for some added exercise and a chance to get my […]

Summer is coming

Dandelions and Creeping Charlie both are alive and well in the yard outside my abode in my little swath of the Midwest. The trees are awash with fresh verdant leaves and while the temperatures have still been moving a bit like a yo-yo, they are climbing up the thermometer as they do so. It can […]

Research

I owe a great deal of credit for my writing skills to my parents, especially my mother. When I was very little, I would make up stories in my head and tell them to her. She encouraged me to write them down. So I did. Often in crayon. These stories were often illegible since my […]

Write Your Own Story

I recently was asked by a good friend why I often use the hash tag #writeyourownstory on my various social media posts. It started out as just a simple phrase that I typed into one of my novels in a moment of inspiration. I didn’t plan it out, I just wrote the words and they […]