Two items to check out this week that can help any writer on their journey. One more technical, the other is just plain fun.Read More
There were tears.Read More
It's basic human nature to size yourself up against other people.
This is painfully true among writers.Read More
Join me as I embark on this new blog series. Even if you're not a writer, feel free to read it for the entertainment value (if there is any, LOL).Read More
Full disclosure, I was bored with the game and decided to blog while I waited for the commercial breaks. LOL
End of year is coming.Read More
Is it just me or does it seem like once you hit a certain age, every medical commercial on television is somehow personally aimed at you?Read More
You always know this day will come. As my 12-year-old nephew reminded me recently, you sort of sign up for it from the get-go. Wise words, kid. Wise words.Read More
Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble or suffering without getting angry or upset.
At this concept, I fail brilliantly.Read More
I had always been a reader. Thing is I can't remember when I stopped.Read More
First thing: It's been entirely too long since I've posted a blog.Read More
First, let's start off the year on a "positive" note.Read More
In prior years, this would be my down time.Read More
So...where do I begin?Read More
On this Labor Day, I thought I'd actually do a little "work".Read More
What I learned at Lollapalooza 2014:
We old. The end.Read More
On July 1st, I'm off to camp for the second year in a row.
Not an actual pitch-a-tent, mosquito-filled camp--more like "virtual" camp.Read More
While I'm too young to remember the show Dragnet, "the story you are about to hear is true, only the names have been changed to protect the innocent" can still be found as a common disclaimer when real life infringes into a story being told.Read More
In celebration of Father's Day, I thought I'd re-run this story about my dad. I originally performed it at Mary's Attic with the group "You're Being Ridiculous" and while I may have embellished on some of the details, a lot of what you'll read is true. So, here's to my dad on Father's Day.Read More
Over the weekend, in a neighborhood that was once the bookmaking hub of Chicago, the Printer's Row Lit Fest kicked off. Booksellers, publishers, authors, and literary/cultural organizations gathered under tents while panels and speakers presented within the confines of the Harold Washington Library and Jones Prep College on Saturday and Sunday.Read More