Do you really Need that New Shiny Thing?

The modern obsession is about things. The best car, computer, house, cell phone plan….you name it, we want the best. Why is that? Why can’t we be happy with the nice things that might not be the most expensive? Why do we have to live with so much stuff? I am always amazed when IContinue reading “Do you really Need that New Shiny Thing?”

Why I don’t Use a Pen Name

There are several legitimate reasons to use a pen name. Let me say upfront, I am not criticizing the reasons other writers choose to use a pen name. You probably know the reasons, there are many. The two biggest ones are to protect a writer’s family and freedom or embarrassment. I hear things that goContinue reading “Why I don’t Use a Pen Name”

Feel Free to Cause a Disturbance

Yes, art in all forms should make the person experiencing it feels pure raw emotion. It makes no difference if the art is visual, audible or sensory. To create feelings in humans is the sole purpose of art. When an observer looks at a painting, reads a story, or looks at a sculpture, you takeContinue reading “Feel Free to Cause a Disturbance”

What Does Survival Look Like for You?

Photo by Yoann Boyer on Unsplash Is it possible for a person to save another who didn’t know they needed saving? We look at all the social media that screams at us with lies about our self-worth. Not all the messages we get are negative, some are positive. Most of the positive ones are inflated. WeContinue reading “What Does Survival Look Like for You?”

I’m Not Asking A Lot

Is expecting people to be nice to each other too much to ask? Well, apparently it is too much. I just want people to treat others around them with respect. I am not asking that everyone love each other. Hell, you don’t even have to like each other. Can you at least be nice? ItContinue reading “I’m Not Asking A Lot”

I hate to Tell this, but You are Not Special, Your Story Is

Every best selling or successful author you can think of started out just like us. Just a person in front of a blank page with an idea and a desire to tell a story. I am so sorry to tell you this but you are not special. I know all the amazing affirmations on socialContinue reading “I hate to Tell this, but You are Not Special, Your Story Is”

Who Are You?

A shelf of books in my house. How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a writer, artist, worker, manager, 9 to 5-er, housewife? How you perceive yourself has a great influence in your daily success. For the longest time I didn’t call myself an author or even a writer. I was just aContinue reading “Who Are You?”

It’s Today…I am doing the thing today.

I made a decision. That in itself is an accomplishment. I am a very back and forth sort of decider. I think things through so much that I make a decision and then change my mind. I have decided to stop doing that. I decided to stop waiting to be ready and just do stuff.Continue reading “It’s Today…I am doing the thing today.”

Forrest for the Trees…

There was a light. You know the one, at the end of the tunnel. Blinding and coming right at me. After I caught my breath running from the train, I came out of the other side of the tunnel unscathed. Now, I am facing a large cluster of trees that goes on for miles inContinue reading “Forrest for the Trees…”