Battling against hope

It’s a trap. Everyone knows it. But, we just can’t help ourselves. Every year. Honestly, it’s all our own fault. Self-inflicted pain. Another year of battling against hope. It’s football season again. College and Pro fans alike are now sitting there thinking all sorts of hopeful thoughts as their teams head to the gridiron. Most… Read more »

Why you gotta say that?

I give Trump a lot of credit in this blog. Granted, a lot of it is for bad things, but today I’m talking about good things. Really. He does deserve credit and sometimes doesn’t get it. But, I have to give him credit for that, too. Because, stuff he says makes me scratch my head… Read more »

A life full of failures

Quiet time is dangerous for me. It leads to introspection. Introspection and I spend too much time together already. Because, this often leads to retrospective thinking. And that means reviewing a life full of failures. Generally, I’ve grown, if not comfortable, then at least accepting of who I am. Too much analysis is a tiresome… Read more »

It’s time to throw these phrases under the bus

Originality is rarely a characteristic of news coverage. Politics acts much the same. So, combining news and politics really strains creative thought. Still, it’s time to throw these phrases under the bus. I initially considered doing this post as either a Miss Communication or an Out on a Limb entry. Then, I realized it’s not… Read more »

Opponents but not enemies

Well, that didn’t take long. Wasn’t it less than a week ago we had those heartfelt eulogies about working together? All it takes is a Supreme Court justice nominee and a book to put everyone back in their corners. When did we forget how to be opponents but not enemies? This is real on the… Read more »

What are you prepared to do?

Waitaminute! Isn’t this post three days late? What happened to Friday? I’m lazy? Well, also, I want to hit the right note for the finale. So, read on for the end to “Creative Week”. A post I affectionately title, “What are you prepared to do?” Time to let you in on a little secret: this… Read more »

I have no idea what I’m writing

In the penultimate post from “Creative Week”, we continue to talk writing. As you will see, however, much of the time, I have no idea what I’m writing. So, let’s set the wayback machine to almost 10 years ago. Gosh! I can hardly believe it’s been that long! But, there it was, “Black Monday”. My… Read more »

Writing in the right lane

Kind of confusing, being I’m a lefty. But, in most respects, that’s exactly what I’ve done throughout my writing “career”. Just like in my drawing (see yesterday’s post), comics were a big part of my inspiration. Also, Grandma. Yup, strange but true. So, let’s take a trip during “Creative Week” on my road to writing… Read more »

Have art will travel

Day two of “Creative Week”! What’s in store today? How about some more tales of my artistic adventures. Specifically, how, during this period, I am always with my trusty sketchbook and pencils. Everywhere I go, hence the title, “Have art will travel”. So, I mentioned yesterday that I only had one art class in my… Read more »

In the beginning

It’s been a while since I did a theme week. Frankly, I’m tired of politics and general rambling. So, I think it’s high time to bring another one to the blog. Recent events are stirring my creative juices (more on that in Friday’s post). Therefore, without further ado, I present “Creative Week”. The first installment… Read more »