Coming face to face with years of neglect, the author must fix a problem or risk destroying a thing he doesn’t want to have to replace.
We were worried for a while… (Photo via Stencil) About three weeks ago, on a quiet Friday evening as Mary and I were contemplating what we might do to occupy ourselves, there was a burbling noise coming from the kitchen, as if the faucet had been left on. Our son was showering upstairs, and we […]
Meditate anywhere. Don't over think it. Under think it. (Photo via Stencil) I write novels. That artistic effort requires concentrating on story problems for multiple hours a day. It demands that your mind enters a state of flow and to enter the invented minds of your invented characters as you write down their story. Because […]
How a Quiet Night Between Holidays Became the Battle Ground Between Me and My Family Kind of looks like me. (Photo via Stencil) The Monday following Thanksgiving, my wife realized that we had an evening in which no one had any plans. Not me, not her, nor our daughter or son. This was a rarity […]
Chaos in the family unit is not unlike chaos at the national level