Establishing Our Creative Roots this Winter

I have been trying my hand at growing plants this past year, and one of the things I’ve learned is that some plant bulbs, such as daffodils (which bloom in early spring), should be planted in the cold soil of fall and winter. I was surprised to learn this planting technique, as I would haveContinue reading “Establishing Our Creative Roots this Winter”

Writing Exercise: Spring 2017

Do you remember Spring 2017 and the days you thought were your last, how Mila’s dog would come to lie at your feet and wait with you in the quiet? Do you remember that Spring, the one that failed you, that left your life fallow and let nothing grow within you? That Spring that letContinue reading “Writing Exercise: Spring 2017”

Why I No Longer Believe in Writer’s Block

Until recently, I believed in the concept of writer’s block. Since I was young, I had heard people mention the artistic frustration writers get when they cannot find inspiration for their work and are subsequently unable to write. Writer’s block is represented in a scene in Big Fish where Steve Buscemi’s character, the poet NortherContinue reading “Why I No Longer Believe in Writer’s Block”

Living a Life of Writing

Contrary to the popular expression, time does not fly, especially as you get older. No, time is a twenty ton freight train tearing down a set of railroad tracks at an abominable rate. This past year, I realized the uncomfortable truth — that train is never going to slow down. Over the past twelve months,Continue reading “Living a Life of Writing”