Bring on November and the Rest of My Life

New routine. 5:00am. Coffee. Feed cats. Outside and down the driveway. Look up. Stars, planets and inspiration. A few minutes pass. I return to the warmth of the house with coffee in hand and cats in tow. I head to my writing spot. I begin. I write. My routine is set.  Few blog entries recently as I prepare for... Continue Reading →

How To Build a Peanut Butter Sandwich

“My second-grade teacher, Ms. Caruso, gave us a seemingly simple writing assignment: Describe how to build a peanut butter sandwich. On the day we turned in our assignments Ms. Caruso had bread, silverware, and jars of peanut butter and jelly.  She collected our papers and began reading them one by one: ‘First you take the... Continue Reading →

Becoming

Each of us must write. In life most of us do not discover this truth. Writing is discovery and at our deepest being we are explorers seeking hidden truths about ourselves and our world. It starts with an audience of one. If you do not yet have a writing practice, start. Write for yourself. Walk... Continue Reading →

Before a Beginning There Must Be an End

For those who know me directly and for others familiar with my blog writing, the day has come.  My last day at work is set.  Friday, December 12, 2014 will be my last day at a place I called home for over 26 years. An end is near.  It is a necessary step to the beginning that will... Continue Reading →

A Journey to Here

It is time for a summer road trip - everyone into the car, wife, kids and dad behind the wheel.  Early start and we head north.  I look forward to this journey. I want to go there. I need to leave here. Truthfully, I know, there is no there. Forever there is only here and... Continue Reading →

Our Imagined Self Importance

I watched the final episode of the Cosmos television series this past weekend.  I am a big fan of Carl Sagan and the refresh of the show with host Neil deGrasse Tyson was wonderful.  The last ten minutes were perfect and simple.  They played back a speech by Carl talking about our planet from a... Continue Reading →

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