As many of you know, I have five beautiful children and have been married to the love of my life for all of my adulthood. They are the light and joy of of my human heart…a gift directly from heaven, … Continue reading
When I read, I want to be shown the story. When I write, I want to show a story. A lot of people don’t understand the difference in showing and telling. A lot of writers don’t understand the difference either. … Continue reading
We live in a society of instant gratification. Everything moves in rapid fire with lots of bells and whistles, blinky lights and promises of more, more, more. Fast cars, fast women and men, fast food, and, yes, fast sex. But what are we really gaining? If I listen to all the hype, I will be a happier person…more gratified if I just give in to the speed and ride the wave with everyone else. But I can’t because I know the hype is nothing but hot air and empty promises. Let’s take a look at some of this hype and see why. Continue reading
What is in my head that the devil doesn’t want coming out? What story does God have for me to tell the world? Or is it something I must do or say? Maybe somewhere I need to be at a specific time? Those are the questions I have been asking myself here lately. Every imaginable distraction has occurred to keep me from writing and most everything else outside of my mountain. Be it writer’s block, depression, migraines, boys training for boot camp, nail in a child’s foot, an axle breaking on my Suburban, a flat tire with no spare on the truck, a dog being hit, the points on my water pump pressure valve locking up…oh, the list is so long.
As I have mentioned before, I have a hard time focusing on more than five things out of the ordinary at a time. I am a creature of habit. Oh, I can do thirty but soon, very soon, I will start to have panic attacks and then I am no good for anyone or anything. So I must choose wisely the things I will and will not do. Continue reading