Shut up. Stop. Move Forward

I used to blog for attention, aka “for readers. “   I logged on obsessively throughout the day, check my stats, check for comments, advertise.   Then I realized the pressure put a damper over my writer’s spirit.  I was writing for the wrong reasons.    After a hiatus, I remembered how much I missed writing, and subsequently…

September Changes Everything

Oh, September. I never really liked you. Summertime is never long enough.  For three measly months, we get fabulous heat, convertible weather, and an abundance of seafood.  The days are long with sunshine; lots of reasons to call out of work and sit by the pool.   I’m in love with summer because it was the…

A poem by Bukowski

the schoolyard of forever the schoolyard was a horror show: the bullies, the dragons, the freaks the beatings against the wire fence the eyes of our mates watching glad that they were not the victims we were beaten well and good and afterwards followed taunted all the way home to our homes of hell full…

Good to Know

Peter: I want always to be a boy, and have fun. Wendy: You say so, but I think it is your biggest pretend. –Peter Pan Some things you just don’t know until you figure them out for yourself. Some lessons are learned “the hard way”; others present themselves through simple observation. A new decade is…

I Used to Think….

life was one big party relationships were all about excitement it was easy to get somewhere in life hangovers were worth it wwf wrestling was real hair bands were interesting if I loved someone enough they’d have to fall in love too Camaros were sexy turning 30 years old was so dramatic I’d be married…

An Exit to Eternal Summer Slacking

One of the few things I miss about adolescence, is summer vacation. After highschool graduation, that is the end of summer vacations. This is one tidbit they really should have emphasized within the commencement speech. Or better yet, remind the juniors. How sweet it is. Alas, the nine-month school year becomes the 12-month trade-off. You…