Motivational Mistakes—Publishing Promises

A Cautionary Tale That 2nd short story collection won’t be out for the holidays. Sometime in 2020. Maybe for summer reading—or maybe in the fall. I’ve made much progress, but lots left to do. Also coming in 2020, a month happily lost to a 40th anniversary trip! Life beyond writing Here’s the thing–perhaps a clue […]

Black Friday–Nah, Not For Me

Don’t need new electronics. Don’t need major gifts this year. What I do need is to get some more exercise in the pool. That’s possible today because I have to charge the sensor and reattach it to a new patch to keep checking the old ticker for AFib or some other form of arrhythmia. Nothing […]

The Writer’s Eye–Seeing A Scene Around You

Not a story this time, a writers tip fleshed out. After an early doctor’s appointment, my wife and I stopped for breakfast at a local Arby’s last month. I asked the manager, who happened to be working the counter, “Did you use to work at Wendy’s?” “Yes, for ten years,” she said, “that seemed long […]