We Are Alive

…[W]e are alive and that it is gift and privilege, not right. We must earn life once it has been awarded to us. Life asks for rewards back because it has favored us with animation. — Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing When was the last time you looked at the world around… Read more We Are Alive

You raised my hopes and dashed them quite expertly. Bravo!

Here’s how can I usually create some intrigue when meeting someone for the first time: Them: “What do you do?” Me: “Oh, I’m a writer?” Them: “Wow, really?! That’s incredible. I could never write…” This works great, especially among members of the opposite sex. Were I not married, I’m sure this would have inevitably led… Read more You raised my hopes and dashed them quite expertly. Bravo!

Autumn Visits

This weekend, autumn came to visit. I had been waiting for it since last year, watching closely for the first signs of the season, for the cooling temperatures, the turning of the leaves, and the added cheer the season always brings. Unfortunately, it didn’t stay long.