Honor the Nail

Hey you. Stuff is going to hurt. A nail driving into timber. Agony for holes. Vacant suffocation. Some days vibrate with gutters. Life is too hard, you’ll think. Too hard to feel; to hear sweet sound; to gaze at a sunset. To be alive. Hey you. Things are going to kill. The nail sinks deeper. … Continue reading Honor the Nail

Death Lessons: Overcoming the Fear of Death

The only certainty we face is death. Sounds a bit morbid and frightening, but it doesn’t need to be. Let me explain. Death is the ultimate reminder of our mortality. It’s inevitable and mysterious territory, and sometimes, it can strike without warning. We can never really be sure when death will claim us or a … Continue reading Death Lessons: Overcoming the Fear of Death

Life. Death. Love & Connection

“I am covered in skin. No one gets to come in. Pull me out from inside. I am folded and unfolded and unfolding.” - Lyrics from Colorblind by The Counting Crows. We are over-complicators existing beneath self-created blinders. The world keeps turning. Time slips by as we leave our prints upon the days and nights of yesterday. … Continue reading Life. Death. Love & Connection

Love is a Journey towards Surrender

And through our words we discover deep truths. In 2017, I created a blog because I had read someplace that an author should have a blog as part of their online presence. I was new on the publishing scene, having written and published one novel with limited knowledge and without much of a solid plan. … Continue reading Love is a Journey towards Surrender

Superheroes

“My dream is to be a superhero and I will save people.” - Lakota I clear an hour out of my schedule every other Monday morning to help in my son’s kindergarten class. He loves it. The expression on his face every time I walk through the door is an impression that stays with me … Continue reading Superheroes

Where’s the Excitement at?

Everyone else had it nailed. They seemed to be sure of who they were and what they wanted out of life. My friends graduated from school with plans. I graduated with a half-baked idea of umm … hairdressing. I think. That was after notions of becoming a marine biologist or a photographer idled through my … Continue reading Where’s the Excitement at?