Inspired interruptions

I can't tell you how many times I've had a brilliant idea--absolutely, positively the best one ever. And then *poof* it was gone. Disappeared into the ether. A faint contrail in my cerebral atmosphere. The footprint of a memory. Too often, when thoughts flit through my consciousness, I swat them away instead of grabbing them.... Continue Reading →

Dancing with elephants

We've all done it. We've tiptoed and twirled and tap danced around an elephant. You know the one I mean; she's the behemoth who sits in the middle of the room and won't budge. Sometimes it's hard to see her, but you can feel her presence. If you let her, she'll suck the life out... Continue Reading →

Take five

A couple of weeks ago, I read a book that came well recommended. I hated it. Even so, it was fairly short and an easy read, so I gutted it out to the end. I dutifully entered my rating on goodreads.com (1 star out of 5) and moved on. Now I find myself thinking about... Continue Reading →

Love your inbox

I love email. I love its flexibility, its instant gratification, its geographic indifference. I love that it doesn't hold a grudge against me for writing only a single sentence the same way a physical piece of paper accuses me with its very blankness. Fill me! screams the paper, regardless of whether I have anything meaningful left to... Continue Reading →

Reflex

I hurt my back. I don’t know how I did it, but a couple of days ago, I felt the mushy disk that I usually keep under control break free. It slid out of its designated spot between two vertebrae (I can name them, if you’re interested) and settle comfortably on a nerve. Well, comfortably... Continue Reading →

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