As a young boy growing up in a reasonably large family, I understood that there were some things that just happened, repeatedly. It wasn’t until later in life that I learned […]
Retired teacher. 33 1/2 years experience in public schools at middle and high school levels. Trained in English and special education. Taught basic writing skills for 5 years at community college level. Practiced writing all my life in a variety of forms - poetry, short story, essay, novel. Currently living in Florida, absorbing the beauty of this piece of paradise, supporting my wife as she continues her teaching career and making this portion of my life the most awesome it can be.
The Alaskan winter reminds me daily that life is all about shades of grey. It is a gradient world never reaching absolute white or absolute black. There are infinite variations capable of […]
Before my wife and I made a final decision to move to Alaska, we visited for 10 days last Christmas, to check out the lack of sunlight we had heard so […]
November has come and gone and with it, this year’s Nanowrimo. For the past month it’s been a mindful daily activity to sit down and put words on paper. For me this […]
The holiday season is the perfect time to get hundreds of artists and craftsmen together to show their wares. For those of us who want to give a few special gifts that […]
Participating in Nanowrimo is a month long practice in humility. In order to write 50,000 words in the month, it is necessary to average 1,667 words per day. I’ve been doing fairly […]
I’m taking a break from Nano this morning, changing my routine. I’ve written over 17,000 words during the first ten days of Nano, but my story has reached one of those points […]
Today it’s all numbers: Sunrise – 9:32 Temp – 21 Humidity – 80 Nano word count – 5380 Go Cubs!
It seems odd that today, just before Nano begins, I’m posting thoughts about the limitations of language. And yet here it is. Feels a bit like I’m shooting myself in the foot. […]
Two days to Nano and I anticipate . . . I don’t know. I honestly don’t. It’s hard for me to put into words what I anticipate. It involves expectations and when […]