The Back Room

With respect to Socrates, my unexamined life is not worth living. The front room is the face we show everyone but we hide our true self in the back room.

while waiting for inspiration…

(I wrote this piece while I struggled with the recent book review. The previous words were eventually scrapped and I started fresh. This was the writing exercise that helped me … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · 8 Comments

An Old Friend Visits the Room

I need to be back in therapy.  There are too many things I’m trying to work out and pieces are simply not being picked up. Sickness.  That’s wot it is. … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

Getting Closer to Clarity

My blogs are usually about relationships, identity, art or race.  I have so much thought swirling around inside it often causes me discomfort. I don’t want the discomfort to go … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Dark Room

Growing up, I was creative without ambition.  The wheels were constantly turning.  I loved examining my life, but I never stopped to think about how to market this love.  How … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 4 Comments

Cranking up the power plant once more

Like most writers I get inspiration all the time.  I am often scribbling down notes on whatever I have available just so I don’t lose it. My memory cannot be … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Creative Blogger Response

I’ve been honored with the nomination of a Creative Blogger Award by the amazingly positive and culturally expanding Danica at Living a Beautiful Life: Danica writes about the things … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 14 Comments

Reviewing “Dear Thief” by Samantha Harvey

  You can tell me you’re angry.  You can use your words, hearing yourself say whatever you feel you need to say.  You can look at me or not look … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

New Tricks

My gorgeous wife made lamb and butternut squash tagine over couscous.  I washed it down with Guinness while we watched Tropic Thunder.  From the disturbing but excellent Robin Williams vehicle … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Practice, Practice, Practice

Every day I become a better writer.  Even if I don’t write.  A lot is coming from conversations I have with people or even web log post exchanges.  Today was … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

That awfully big room in our heart

So I dusted off this old chestnut in my collection called Baby Sister.  Some people in my family have read it.  Well-received by the small but supportive albeit biased audience … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 6 Comments

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