I happen to like the word relationship. According to Google it can be defined as “the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.” Many things can connect us to others and we classify these connections with a host of words: family, friend, lover, spouse, […]
Today marks the start of a new year. Anew That’s the word that keeps swirling around in my brain. “In a new or different, typically more positive, way.” I breathe in thinking anew. I want to be anew. Can I go forth from this day anew? Everyday anew. What will it look like to others as I work to […]
I have said it before, if you want to make the holidays special then you have to make them special. This Halloween I did not make things very special. No one really complained, but I felt it. I’ve decided not to let that happen again. So I’m throwing myself into holiday preparations for November and […]
In the bog of technical writing my creative muse wants to languish and die. She’s like a petulant youth sulking in the middle of the room with dramatic sighs and the abrupt declaration of being bored. Research has become the vegetables she is loath to eat, and not even the promise of dessert can induce […]
I’ve been working on world building and establishing character baselines for a story idea that has been slowly consuming every errant moment I can spare from real life. This has had me thinking about character flaws, and that always relates to how real people act and cope with life. The worst of which many of […]
Test all hopes and dreams in the fires of reality. Weather storms that break ships. Drown in the waters of tears. Trust knowing it will be broken. Love understanding that it will be betrayed. Learn caution by casting it to the winds. And when you feel broken, And breathing is an effort Do not turn […]
I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets overwhelmed by how harsh the world can be, especially with people in it. Mother Nature may have been particularly harsh this winter with her Polar Vortex and and general inconsistency for us in North Carolina, but if you listen to the news there are plenty of […]
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