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 »

Why I still have hope

I’ve been having this long-running debate with various friends and family members. It’s my contention that Trump supporters are not stupid. Nor traitors, blind or dumb. As further evidence about corruption in and around Trump’s people surfaces and poll support doesn’t change, it takes a toll even on me. And then something remarkable happens, which… Read more »

Getting beat up by a dead dolphin

Yes, even by the standards of this blog, that’s a strange headline. But, it’s not metaphorical or allegorical or any other “ical” type of thing. It’s totally on point. It’s a short tale to see how I’m getting beat up by a dead dolphin. The primary driver for this story is a dolphin. But the… Read more »