Getting Older

There’s nothing more humbling than aging. We begin to accept things that, as our younger selves, we didn’t ever imagine we’d have to. Wrinkles, stretchmarks, gray hair. For those of us who want to stay active, every time we get on a basketball court, go for a run, or get onto our yoga mats, we […]

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Is Existentialism Extinct?

Not from where I sit in my writing space, cursed with a degree in philosophy and pulling the strings of motivation on my characters. Existentialism is alive and well in every story of mine because of the simple fact that it is the only philosophical concept that, in my opinion, explains the human experience. Here’s […]

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Extra Credit

I was nominated (yes, again) to participate in the Siblinghood Award, which I have come to believe is little more than a blogger chain-letter. Here’s to you James Fahy. His inquiries in bold; my responses in regular font: What book first made you cry, and why? The Bridges of Madison County. The thought that the woman would […]

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If Only I could Keep my Mouth Shut

We social animals have something most other species do not: the ability to express ourselves through language. Whether it is spoken, written, or signed, we have gone to great lengths to harness the power of words with the singular goal of interacting with each other. Save Juliette on the balcony–alongside other dramatic soliloquies, we pretty […]

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