On Writing & Storytelling: One Chapter Ends; Another is in the Wings


The Wait is Over “For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured. At least by the person who’s waiting.” ― Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun My package with my copy of the paperback edition of Reunion: A Story arrived just a few minutes ago. I had beenContinue reading “On Writing & Storytelling: One Chapter Ends; Another is in the Wings”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 19, 2023, or: A Quick Weekend Update on a Chilly, Gloomy Sunday Afternoon


Closely Watched Packages – Déjà Vu All Over Again? “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” – Yogi Berra Well, it’s early afternoon on Sunday, March 19, 2023, here in Lithia, Florida, and it is a cloudy, chilly (56°F/13°C) day in the Tampa Bay area. The low temperature and the gray, gloomy skies are affectingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 19, 2023, or: A Quick Weekend Update on a Chilly, Gloomy Sunday Afternoon”

On Writing & Storytelling: My Novella’s Second Revised Edition is Available on Amazon!*


* And on Barnes & Noble Online, too! “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ― Toni Morrison As of 8 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, March 17, 2023, the second revised edition of my novella Reunion: A Story has beenContinue reading “On Writing & Storytelling: My Novella’s Second Revised Edition is Available on Amazon!*”

On Writing & Storytelling: or, Gratitude, Revisions, and ‘Reunion’


A Generous Act of Friendship “Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart Well, here we are on Friday, March 17, 2023, on the cusp of another weekend. It’s also St. Patrick’s Day, though at the momentContinue reading “On Writing & Storytelling: or, Gratitude, Revisions, and ‘Reunion’”

On Writing & Storytelling: Trials and Tribulations, and Other Issues


“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway I have a confession to make. Sometimes, in my darkest, loneliest, saddest times, I wish I wasn’t a writer. Most of the time, I don’t feel that way. Most of the time, I wake up early,Continue reading “On Writing & Storytelling: Trials and Tribulations, and Other Issues”

On Writing & Storytelling: Well, That Didn’t Go So Well….


“It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn’t have something in the first place. I guess that’s what disappointment is- a sense of loss for something you never had.” ― Deb Caletti, The Nature of Jade Well, that was a swift kick in the pants! I receivedContinue reading “On Writing & Storytelling: Well, That Didn’t Go So Well….”

On Writing & Storytelling: Closely Watched Packages – Waiting for My Copy of ‘Reunion’


“Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life. Work’s important, family’s important, but without excitement, you have nothing. You’re cheating yourself if you refuse to enjoy what’s coming.” ― Nicholas Sparks, Three Weeks with My Brother Today is the day. Today (Wednesday, March 15, 2023) is the day I receive my paperback copyContinue reading “On Writing & Storytelling: Closely Watched Packages – Waiting for My Copy of ‘Reunion’”