When I was a young teenager, no older than 15, I was put on Prozac. Yes, believe it or not, there was a doctor out there willing to put a child on Prozac. I didn't last long on that stuff. I still felt all the sadness and hurt I felt pre-Prozac, the only difference was…Read more Tears: A Gift
After much thought and personal deliberation, I have decided that every now and again I will write faith based posts. For a long time, I avoided such public proclamations of my faith, not because I was ashamed or embarrassed, but because I never felt knowledgeable enough to join that conversation - others are much more…Read more No Longer Shamed but Forgiven (my testimony #1)
*SPOILER ALERT - LES MISERABLES I just finished watching the 2012 Hollywood Les Miserables. I loved it - this isn't a movie review, so that is as far as my "reviewing" will go. This is actually going to tie in with a previous post of mine "Hollywood Love and Jane Austen Dreams". Les Miserables is…Read more I Know This Tune . . .
The Muses: Of Greek origin. Considered the givers of knowledge, providers of inspiration. Well that's all well and good if yours is not a sadistic bitch. I do not have a tangible, physical muse. Mine is of internal origins. And she hates me. Most writers (or artists in general) make generic references to a muse…Read more My Muse: A Sadistic Bitch
There used to be a time when you could count on a "happily ever after" in all of your books and movies. That time is gone. It's gone for a good reason, that got too predictable and therefore difficult to engage in. However, with that predictability gone sad sad endings occur. Obviously, I have a…Read more The Loss of a Beloved Character/Friend
This is a creative non-fiction piece I wrote nearly a year ago. It was my first attempt at non-fiction and it is excruciatingly personal. I have been hesitant to put it up, but the only way to be a real writer is to be willing to open yourself up to the world. As a writer,…Read more My Script: Part 1 – One Week
When does a writer write? How does a writer write? These are the thoughts the plague my mind when I should be down and out under the magical spell of the sandman, but, alas, it is not to be, at least not at this moment - maybe when this glass of wine is finished. When…Read more An Insomniac Writes – When Do You Write?