Our True Depths

Yesterday I drove down a country road, the twists, turns, and all the unexpected things. Beyond those, or perhaps because of them, the entire drive had a concrete feel about it. At first, I simply…

Paradoxes

Today is a day of paradoxes. My little angels are devils today. This day is supposed to be a calm, relaxing day, a few flurries flying about, outside but … It didn’t snow yesterday, it…

Like Eating Grass

I thought everyone with kids knew what the word nummy meant. I was wrong. During my time working in a self-contained special-needs schoolroom, I learned how wrong I’d been. More than one of the kids…

The Real Reason I Write

Do you know what I love about writing? Let me explain it to you. During the process of writing, I’m in charge of what hits the paper. I control everything. It’s a like playing God….

Am I Successful

Have you ever had a week where nothing at all went wrong? I’ve had them. This was not one of them. I don’t want to enumerate. It would be depressing for me, maybe you. Let…

What Did That Old Guy Say?

One of the biggest tragedies in life happens all the time. I was guilty of it, as is most every person in our culture. It is keeping the barrier between the generations going. I only…

Why edit?

Here’s to editors! I know a lot of writers who would rather have their gums scraped than have an editor touch their work. To them, it’s a violation. While I respect my writer friends’ opinion,…