• 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…

  • 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…

  • To fail…

    I jumped on the podcast trendy train. No, I’m not putting a podcast out there, but I started listening to them. I didn’t know where to start with the plethora of podcasts that…

  • 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…

  • For art sake…

    Art for the sake of art. In Latin it’s: Ars Gratia Artis. That’s the motto of MGM, if you look at their logo of the roaring tiger, above his head is a ribbon…

  • Idea 543…

    I recently read the essay “One Hundred False Starts” by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was published in The Saturday Evening Post on March 4, 1933. It is an interesting insight to his process.…

  • Publication

    I lived in Colorado for a few years, and while I was there I wrote.  A lot. I was finding my voice and trying to figure out my process. I wasn’t doing these…