Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Paper Bag Man

Perhaps it was the night that I spent sleeping in my car with my three children. All night in the darkened park, underneath a tree, we slept cramped in the quarters of my car. The car was stuffed with all … Continue reading

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Transformations Through Reading

“Literature adds to reality. It does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” –C.S. Lewis Reading is not … Continue reading

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Shitty First Drafts

My last post included the first draft of one of my poems called, What If. After I read it a couple of times on the site, I considered removing it. I knew that it wasn’t the final version of the … Continue reading

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What If

What if…two words whose simplicity belie the magnitude of importance they have for some people. People who utter these words usually do so to make the point that different circumstances would lead to a more ideal situation. Suppose life doesn’t … Continue reading

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Death Sleeps With One Eye Open

I don’t always know the reason behind why something comes to me. Sometimes I write about topics simply because they show up. Several months ago, I was just sitting at my desk and I began writing about death. I don’t … Continue reading

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If It’s Not One Cliché, It’s Another

Well, you know me, and you know I cannot do anything the simple way. I promised a post on avoiding cliches (like the plague, lol) and I am delivering today. But since I don’t like to do things in a … Continue reading

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Something to Make Your Head Explode

For the past 30 minutes, I’ve been silently fuming over the latest rejection letter I received today via e-mail. The more personalized rejection note informed me that “we hate rejection too,” but somehow that provided little comfort to me. I … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Possessive Killed, Suspect Freed

Reports are coming in that another possessive form has been shot and killed. Witnesses report that a Facebook post from a well-respected attorney was riddled with the corpses of murdered possessives. They also say there were multiple misspellings in the … Continue reading

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Breaking the Rules

A four-hour long trip provides lots of opportunity for many things like singing along with some of your favorite songs, noticing landmarks and other things that you’ve never noticed before (even though you’ve driven this route many, many times before), … Continue reading

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Happy Friday – Happy Writing

Just a little inspiration for what I hope is another productive weekend.

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