Thinking About Thinking

I’ve had a chance to do a lot of thinking lately. Okay, technically we think all of the time. I mean creative thinking. After being a bad master for a number of years, I’ve started to walk the dog for a half an hour or so on most days, and having nothing to clutter my [...]

A Chat About Place

I’m going to try something here. A few days ago, a friend of mine who has decided to try and write a novel popped up in my chat window to ask a couple of questions. Instead of writing at length about the subject, I’m going to just put the transcript here and see what happens. [...]

Curious Affectation

Okay, somebody explain why in the heck I do this. It’s something I’ve been conscious of for years, and it never seemed to bother me until a week or so ago. That’s when I got an email that inspired this recent post. At one point, the correspondent said, I go out and buy notebooks and [...]

Something is Happening

Okay, it’s finally time to say something because it’s all getting close. I’m in for a writing career reboot here, and it’ll likely all start happening by the end of the month. The retooling of this web site some months ago was the first step, but now there are others. I’ve slowly been putting things [...]

It Really Wants to be Written

In fact, it’s begging me now. The UFO Novel, that is. While I was brushing my teeth this morning, one of the three main characters started talking to me.  I had to run downstairs and transcribe what he said into Scrivener’s notes section so I wouldn’t forget what he said. Then he sat in the [...]

Life in Slow Motion

Yeah, it’s been slow but happy. Maybe these are the salad days. My wife and I are almost empty nesters now, with our son in China and our daughter in college. I’ve started walking the dog and occasionally picking up the guitar again. Meantime, things are slowly gearing up to do something. I’ve been working [...]

What’s Been Happening

Okay, it only took me eight weeks to get back here. Not bad, I guess, considering that I really thought hard about not coming back at all. But in the end, I think I really can’t help myself. I really can’t stop. (“No. Really. I can quit anytime“) Anyway, in the time since I pulled [...]

The Dirty, Dirty Lowdown (on lyrics)

The best laid plans… This morning on the commute in, I was thinking about the UFO book that is one of my projects for some time down the line. Yeah, I know, I should be thinking about And/News, but this is the way my mind works. In fact I think this is why I go [...]

Trouble Spots

Heading into two weeks before opening night, the rehearsals become more intense. I didn’t even take the computer tonight because I wanted to use any spare time to make sure I knew my lines. Tomorrow night is a “trouble spots” rehearsal. Sounds like lots of musical numbers I’m not in are involved, so the iBook [...]


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