Write a letter to the reader of a novel you haven’t written yet

While holiday shopping at Urban Outfitters, Katie found a book titled 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. She thought it would be a great idea if the two of us started going through this book, picking topics on which to write. Katie writes with pen and paper. I write with …

Reply to friends about gun control post-Newtown: Not an A/B problem.

A couple dear friends were writing about the need to either arm our teachers or use a parental / volunteer quasi-militia to defend our kids during school. After I pointed out the redundancies, they asked me to expound. Below is my response. I was going to put it on three spots on Facebook. But instead …

Things I learned atop a mountain in Alamogordo, NM (AKA “Happy Thanksgiving” – 2012).

As I’ve probably stated on this blog before, my Senior year at Denom U was when I finally had my first emotional break down. I lost the girl of my dreams. I knew I couldn’t go to seminary. I went from direction, motivation, and purpose to debt, days that would never end, a room without …

The time the OldOld Man tried to meet Army Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Crews after a game.

Back in the chair, back watching tv I wouldn’t normally watch. The sun is starting its descent and I’m not out enjoying it. I’m chilling like the dove we found on oldold man Finn’s windshield wipers as we were leaving for dinner n the Florida Gulf Coast / Army NCAA Men’s College Basketball Game. My …

“Just like Brian Wilson did,” (“lying in bed” and sleeping and hiding…)

For those who just want the video and lyrics… “Brian Wilson” music video [YouTube] “Brian Wilson” lyrics by Stephen Page “Gordon” by BarenakedLadies on Spotify “No. You’re a writer,” she supported. It only took those 4 simple words said in a back alley Broad Ripple bar around 2:15 AM by a supportive lady with designer …

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