Dedicated to a Brave Maine Coon

(Kujo, circa 2004) It’s difficult to lose a pet. I got that call yesterday. When you experience it, it’s difficult to respond. How do you respond without feeling foolish? It was a pet. An animal. I’m working through it, but I know it’s been even harder to lose one that had such personality. With me throughout…

Life in Prepositions

In life… …Beneath covers Between parents… …For months, years Since birth… …Until milestones On the road… …Among friends Outside the office… …Beside the ocean Opposite the love of your life… …Plus kids Minus some… …Without others With God… …Versus the devil Within life… …Before the end Above ground… …Near it all Like heaven… …But not…

5 Things To-Do Before Vacation Starts

Prior to hitting the road – Setting aside swimming trunks (getting to use them in warmer climes after they’ve clogged your drawer space ALL YEAR LONG) Packing that 1 book you’ve been meaning to read FOR EONS Buying some favorite “road warrior” snacks – examples include: Beef jerky (Mingua, if you can find it), Clif bars…

Wish I Knew His Name.

  My wife and I vacationed recently. HAVE I TOLD YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE VACATION? Sorry, I’m not screaming AT you…just TO you out of excitement. Yesterday, we made it back from a 2-week hiatus at the Florida Gulf Coast and then a couple’s cruise. Now, let me tell you one story that sticks…

5 Phases of Writing.

5 PHASES OF WRITING (in summary):   Phase 1: The Excitement! You shout, “This is the BEST thing since sliced bread! I LOVE YOU book! Go make it BIG.” (Click on picture for fun celebratory dance.)   Phase 2: Nervous Nelly. Question you send to publisher, agent, editor: “Soooo did you love my book?” Followed…
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