Today, for most, is Saint Valentine’s Day. For me–or perhaps more precisely, for one of my favorite characters–it is Mitch’s birthday. Mitchell McLaren Bradford was born on February 14th, 1953. Mitch had a pretty typical middle-class childhood. He went to college, then straight to law school, passed the bar on the first go, and began […]Read more "Happy Birthday, My Dear Fictional Character"
Every winter, we are forced to spend more time in enclosed spaces due to our warm-blooded nature and in an effort not to freeze to death. Our energies bring us into closer-than-usual contact with one another allowing those germs and viruses to be shared. Invariably, we pass around colds, fevers, stomach bugs, and other maladies. […]Read more "“No, I am not sick.”"
Yesterday was a very good writing day. It was the first real cohesive and productive day I’ve had in a while. I crossed over the 85K-word mark, which unlike other mileposts, puts the finishing line in sight. When I hit the 85,000th word (incidentally, the word was “translation”), my mind pulled up the image of […]Read more "The Sun Broke over the Horizon"
It’s been nine days since I have typed away at this blog. (I’m not blogging now, merely updating.) Take a minute to look at my second piece published at elephant journal. It’s all about love. I have entries in at thirteen (of fifteen) contests. About half are a short story; the balance are excerpts from […]Read more "Quick Update"
This is the 100th day in a row I have written here. Every day since October 25th, I have taken my place in front of my laptop to share a thought or observation with whomever clicks through from Facebook or Twitter, gets an email notification, or stumbles across a link elsewhere. In these past 100 […]Read more "3:56 am — Again and Finally"