Haley Alone

The knife hit bone and Haley pushed it through into the soft cranial tissue. Red flowed around her hand, then grey, and then finally, black. She pulled back…

Who Gardens the Gardeners?

Hello, said Tree. I’m in you and you’re in me.Hello, said Tree. Soon we’ll be a family. It started as a joke, really. Betsy dared me. “Swallow that…

Disrupting Disruption – Keystone Thoughts

No one. I mean NO ONE should be surprised about the Biden administration nixing the Keystone Pipeline. If you are surprised, you haven’t been paying attention. This project…

Lies

“Why are you late?” she asked through gritted teeth, wincing and relaxing again. Such a simple question. Why was I late? Did it even matter? I was here…

Writing & Mental Wellness, Part 1

Mental wellness plagues society at large. Life is demanding and our resilience is low. The world asks a lot of us. Our families, our friends, our work. And…

Writing & Mental Wellness, Part 2

The internet is both a terrible and wonderful place. I’d been in a funk for about a year or so. I hadn’t written much and I finished even…

Social Media Overload

We truly live in an age of distraction. I’m young enough to dive headlong into the Internet and social media, yet old enough to pine for a simpler…

15 Thoughts on Meeting Deadlines

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. Douglas Adams I’ve been managing work and people for 20 years. These are things…

Your Story Needs an Audience

Art is an interestingly human form of expression. Somewhere between the amygdala and the cortex, our brains can conjure the most amazing things. Artists and artisans alike craft…

Focus Your Muse with Music

“Okay, it’s time to write now.” Ten minutes later… “I wonder what’s happening on Facebook…?” We’ve become quite busy in our lives with all the beeps and blips…

Goal Setting

“How do you eat an elephant?” “One bite at a time.” So you’re sitting in front of a computer with a blinking cursor amid a vast emptiness of…

NaNoWriMo

One piece of oft-spoken writing advice is to write every day. Every. Single. Day. Perfecting the craft of grand wordsmithery is not unlike anything else. If you want…