on restlessness

Why is it that the words that we use to describe restlessness have their origins in boats? unanchored adrift unmoored Maybe it’s because restlessness marks the start of change and the beginning of a journey. After all, you have to pull up the anchor before you can set sail.  Once you're adrift, you only have … Continue reading on restlessness

past embarrassed

Sometimes, I get embarrassed about things that have happened months (or years) ago.  My brain conjures up an event and even now, sometime well past it on the space-time continuum, I cringe.  Ugh. As a writer, I can see my past mistakes.  I keep scores of notebooks and, believe it or not, I've had this … Continue reading past embarrassed

Quotable Thursday: “sometimes the bad things that happen…”

Facebook is the worst. Now, that’s true for many different reasons, but sometimes it can be good too. Like the other day, when it reminded me of a quote I posted several years ago - “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that … Continue reading Quotable Thursday: “sometimes the bad things that happen…”

defined

The story is big enough to travel on its own circuit.  I imagine it with its own lunch plans and speaking engagements.  It's flexible too - no doubt twisting itself to meet each narrator's purposes.  A perfect lunch date - inviting its companions to dine on sumptuous and salacious bones of someone else's misfortune.  But … Continue reading defined