Category Archives: writing

One day (one minute in some cases) at a time

If there’s something I’ve learned lately, it’s that I am not in control of the outcome. Since December 14, 2012, the twists and turns of my life’s narrative look nothing like the trajectory that was in my mind on December … Continue reading

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My Bucket List

‎”It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ― Nelson Mandela As many of you know I have tossed my hat in the ring of the My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List contest. I was contacted by the My Destination contest people … Continue reading

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I Paused on a Footpath in April

Vote for me on Biggest Baddest Bucket List! Meonstoke, Hampshire, England I paused in April on a footpath in Hampshire, England. It was during a hike from Warnford to Meonstoke on the leg of the South Downs Way National Trail … Continue reading

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Highlights of Inauguration Day

Inspiration: “We are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together…”   President Obama “The I have a dream, we all keep dreaming, or the impossible vocabulary of sorrow that won’t explain the … Continue reading

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Staying Alive: A Love Story by Laura B. Hayden

Staying Alive: A Love Story by Laura B. Hayden Laura B. Hayden has written a gripping memoir about losing the love of her life in the midst of their happily ever after narrative. Larry wasn’t suppose to die yet, he … Continue reading

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Early Influences

When I was a kid, I would sit for hours playing the LP record albums of my five older siblings, studying each album cover as if my life depended on committing every artistic nuance in it to memory. Of course … Continue reading

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Simon Stanley’s Kingdom

I have been staying in London for just over three weeks now.  Today I had an urge to connect more closely with the main character of the novel I am currently working on, Simon Stanley.  Simon is one of the lost … Continue reading

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Leaving Belgium

What a productive and exciting semester it has been so far.  I recently completed a project for my Writing in the Second Genre (second genre being multimedia writing).  The project is an audio essay in the spirit of This American … Continue reading

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Historical Research and How I Stumbled onto Frank Turner

You know how you begin searching for something very specific on the internet, like the meaning of the word antitrust; you do a Google search and see the IMBD link to the movie Antitrust starring the hunky Ryan Phillippe, who began … Continue reading

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Burnt Twig Productions

Documentary film makers  and cofounders of Burnt Twig Productions Sara Lewis and Kristin Santa Maria are currently working on The Writing Life.  The film promises to explore “the process, eccentricities, and motivation of working writers on location at their homes and work … Continue reading

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