Dear Fellow Raped People

I don’t usually write on the blog about the same things I talk about in podcast episodes. There are indirect references and links between the blog and podcast content, but that’s usually as far as it goes. I didn’t plan it that way, it’s just the way each of these creative formats evolved. However, today…

The Not Easy Shit

Just so we’re clear, this shit ain’t easy. And when I say this shit, I mean writing along the  eclectic levels on which I express. I’m like an amoeba, shrinking, expanding, morphing— showing up in different shapes from moment to moment and one day to the next. I’m not doing it on purpose …. not…

When I Win, You Win

By the time I realized where this blog was taking me, it was too late to turn back. I don’t say that as an admission of regret, rather I say it to record the truth. Because the truth also is, if I could have seen the future of my unfolding here, the unpacking of my…

Two Years After Quitting the Day Job

Two years ago, in July 2016, I quit my safe, comfortable, ten-minute commute, 9 to 5 job to pursue my writing dreams. Yep. I had just turned fifty and had been mildly content in that job for seven years. And by mildly content I mean, I only harbored violent fantasies about a handful of co-workers…