Be Yourself

“Be yourself, but with a little less this and a little more that, and try not to do most everything you’re doing.” “Be yourself,” it’s amazing how often it’s heard Continue Reading →

Writing Beyond My Headlights

The NaNo aftermath. I’m toasted more than usual. Burned. Well, maybe not that bad, but that’s me talking today and not yesterday. First off, I’m not going to talk about Continue Reading →

Healthy Synapses

Construction, destruction. The past that was, becomes today’s imagination, a reminder that there’s always change. Streets blocked, patched, and lined, the quick way of yesterday has become warning signs. Routine Continue Reading →

No Longer Waiting

Seeing the end, ignoring and denying becoming wondering and knowing. Understanding might be wisdom, but it’s also inner reality, truths we can touch within. Who, then, to love, if not Continue Reading →

Blind Eyes

Photo: CA Hawthorne.

Cubes stacked to the sky where many think they’re living and fewer are asking, “Why.” Blind eyes peek through blinds where the crowded are alone, for the unseeing don’t witness Continue Reading →

Life is Rich

In diversity we are rich. For some reason as we approach what I consider the year’s midpoint this thought strikes me. Yes, many—perhaps most—believe we’ve already passed the year’s midway Continue Reading →

Train Stations

Photo: CA Hawthorne

I wanted to be a writer when I was young, but I became convinced the train I sought had already left the station before I arrived. Where, I wondered, was Continue Reading →