• Out in Front

    Here’s a glimpse into how I find stories.  Sometimes. When I was in college, on Thursday nights I would end up sometimes at a bar. I can’t remember the name of the bar…

  • A consideration of knots…

    So I’m a writer. It has taken me a long time to admit that out loud. I held it close, like a secret identity for so long. For years I kept my writing…

  • It’s all Greek to me…

    I’ve been doing an online course on the Ancient Greeks, my wheel house. I find when I start to learn ‘new things’, I don’t stray far from my field of interest. My degree…

  • Like the old days…

    I was thinking about the way I used to do things. Truth be told, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how my life used to be. In my younger years. When I…

  • Heroes…

    I love John Cougar Mellencamp. I saw him in concert two years ago and I’m still not ready to talk about it. Seeing him in concert was intense bucket list stuff for me. …

  • Un-rejection?

    This is not the rejection you thought it was, it’s a different rejection of rejection. I’m pretty sure Yoda said that at one point. So, this morning, I’m sitting in my haven of a…

  • “Coffee Shops”

    Here’s a weird bit of information. When you publish short stories on your own personal website, it often voids the chances of said story to be published in a literary magazine, most of…

  • And the Author Bio goes to…

    I haven’t blogged much lately because I’ve been stuck in the void of grant application deadlines and short story submissions. While a bit of a challenge, the experiences haven’t been bad. One positive…

  • Wow…Mary!

    A few years ago, maybe only two years ago, now that I think about it. Two years ago, I found Mary Beard. And since then, the more I find out about her, as…

  • New Year Traditions…

    Happy New Year! When it comes to New Year’s celebrations there are as many traditions as there are people. My family eats Steak and Lobster with champagne, the idea being that you eat…