The window I'm looking out right now is to my left, a foot or two away, across the room. It's a fairly standard window, most likely the original window installed in the early 1980s. The closest object in my field of vision is a young maple tree - a red maple tree, judging by the … Continue reading Describe the view from your window.
Darktown, a novel by Thomas Mullen (Atria Books, 2016). Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers; they aren't allowed to arrest white suspects, … Continue reading Review: Darktown (2016), by Thomas Mullen
Over the past few days, I've been skimming through some of my old journal notebooks that I kept in my last year of high school, and in university & college. I haven't gone through all of them yet, but the reason I've been doing it is to find what kind of writing I did in … Continue reading Researching Memory
I had this post rattling around my head for a day or so, popping up in pieces as I take my dog for a walk. I haven't put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, since Thursday when I wrote on another blog. That was a fun post, talking about the classical piece Clair de … Continue reading Creative Vision
November 1st is often an exciting time for a lot of writers - it marks the start of National Novel Writing Month (or, NaNoWriMo for short). I certainly tried it as a teenager - it's been around for a long time. I wonder if there is a "target audience" for the...competition? Challenge? I'm not sure … Continue reading NaNoWriMo, Without The No
Hello everyone! I realize I am super late listening to Dr. Death (S1), since it was released back in 2018, and plenty of other people have talked about it already, I'm sure. I think the podcast is now even on season 3? Anyway, I got into it through the Dr. Death TV mini-series; in Canada … Continue reading Review: Dr. Death, Season 1 (Podcast)
What is it about rainy days that absolutely sap any form of motivation and creativity from your soul? I'm sitting here at my desk, not working on my actual to-do list I get paid for, feeling completely de-motivated. My to-do list isn't even difficult or time consuming - I just plain don't want to work … Continue reading Rainy Days
I am literally phoning in this post, since I wrote in my notebook and didn't feel like transposing.
Back at the start of the year I made a list of resolutions and plans for 2021, and as we're four months into the year I thought I should provide some updates on some of my progress. Today is my weight loss update. A weight chart showing progress from January 2021 to April 2021 Methodology … Continue reading Weight Loss Update
Yesterday afternoon I recalled a song that I heard a week or two prior; it's a song I heard before, and hadn't heard it in a long time. I remember that I really enjoyed the song, but since hearing it, yesterday was the first time I thought of it since. And a tiny bit of … Continue reading The Quest To Remember a Song