Struggle and Flow

People are complicated. We all know how true this is because we’ve existed as long as we can remember in our own head. What goes on inside of there is nothing short of miraculous. Neurons firing in unique patterns; creating habits, mannerisms, and personality. Chemicals combining to stimulate thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Trillions of interactionsContinue reading “Struggle and Flow”

Lessons From Innocence

Some weeks back I asked my five year old if he would be willing to get a radioactive spider bite if it meant getting spider-man’s powers. He stared at me for quite some time, then asked, “would it hurt?” I smirked, and replied, “Yes. It would hurt pretty bad, but only for a little bit.Continue reading “Lessons From Innocence”

Overcoming Criticism

Writing fiction, and many other forms of creative expression, require us to pull from the core of who we are. The intense emotional pain of a strained relationship. The euphoric highs of being in love. The pain of loss. The fear of rejection. The hope we see in the next generation. The peace we feelContinue reading “Overcoming Criticism”

The Speck

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been searching. Churning through endless inner dialogue and existential exploration in search of purpose. That one thing that will tie all of the loose ends of existence together in a perfect circle. That one thing that will give my whole life meaning, and finally put my self-doubtContinue reading “The Speck”

Facing Creative Guilt

At this point in my writing career I have one novel set to be published. That does not happen until midway through 2021. I also happen to be counted among the 40 some million workers in the United States currently facing unemployment. Lucky for me, my wife owns her own online business and is doingContinue reading “Facing Creative Guilt”