On June 16, when I cut ties with social media to focus entirely on finishing my book, Fossil Five, I made a big deal about descending into darkness (you can read about it HERE). After all, I selected a 105-day period that ran from a new moon to a total lunar eclipse. You can't get … Continue reading Pushing Through The Darkness: Faith, Trust, Commitment
Hi. I read a piece this weekend by a former student of mine and now fellow writer/author. Amanda, like a few others I know, is really digging deep and writing authentically (here's the piece I'm talking about). She made me turn the mirror on myself and see if I practice what I preach in my … Continue reading It’s Time For Us To Get (Really) Acquainted
This is my last post for 2014. I made some bold decisions in the past year regarding my writing, and I expect to see the benefits in 2015. Not because I can kick back and cherish the fruits of my labor; it's because I have laid the foundation to really begin doing the hard work … Continue reading 2015: Living Primal In The 21st Century
I spent the afternoon at Prospect Hill Cemetery here in Towson, six acres of burial grounds on preserved land just feet from the hectic circle joining five of Towson's busiest streets. I am working on a feature that will be published September 10, just two days from the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore. … Continue reading Where I’m Writing: Prospect Hill Cemetery
My newsfeeds on multiple social media sites stream by me at a too-fast rate, pushing news and updates across my screen faster than I can refresh them. Emails await my replies in an overflowing inbox, and text messages are still unanswered from last night. The world is too much with us.... wrote William Wordsworth in … Continue reading Slow Down: Abandon the Speed of Your Newsfeed
This moving day was long overdue. For the last week or so, I have been planning the best way to simplify and streamline my writing and my social media experience. Many years ago, I decided to use BlueHost to handle my various sites. At that time, it was a good decision; the difference between free … Continue reading Moving Day
I was working on a short essay earlier today about attending Orioles games as a child with my father at the old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Near the end of the essay, I wrote: The silence we shared as we sat in the stands, two fans side by side as the orioles played, made me … Continue reading A Writer Writes: What Lies Behind The Words?