On Quitting

Tonight, I felt the urge to buy a new domain and start a new blog. Creating new online spaces has become as much an obsession as the idea of losing weight or buying a new wardrobe. I experience euphoria when I visualize a fresh new project, or the perfect body, or a killer new outfit and everything else fades away.

Never mind the fact that I’m already too busy to manage my three current online properties; I feel thoroughly convinced that a new site will help me uncover a hidden well of creativity.

It will be new, and it will be perfect.

The Middle

Writing from the middle

I've mentioned a few times this year that it's my goal to write a novel. Well, those embers are still glowing, and I've been reading a lot of books about writing as I prepare to start the project. One part of me likes ...

A Series of Sunsets

A series of sunsets

When I started this blog and declared that things would be happening, I was so full of inspiration. I really thought that this would be the year that I finished my first novel, and like always, my job and family obligations ...

Probably Lost in the Retelling

Zach being crazy

Do you remember the kid in school who made it his mission to entertain and amuse his classmates, sometimes at his own expense? I feel like the tag class clown lacks something here, but I'm sure know who I'm talking ...

Winter Blues

This Moment

It's past midnight and I'm avoiding bed. I should be sleeping; I should be wrapped in warm blankets, gathering my strength and taking advantage of every single peaceful moment that a house with two young children can ...

This is Happening


During the months of October, November and December, I worked myself into a frenzy. I took on more work than I could handle and pushed myself to finish projects well into the night---spilling one day into the next. I ...