life is strange

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Making things up and why I do it

As a writer, you’d think I’d have a lot to say. That so many months wouldn’t have gone by between newsletters.   I do have plenty to say, but all of it is made up. I find real life stuff hard to write about or even boring––at...

scary house for halloween

A Few thoughts on halloween

Fall is here! It's hard to tell when you live in Arizona, well, the Valley anyways. There are no trees changing color and we're still waiting for the temps to get out of the high nineties. After ten years of living here it still seems strange that...

UGLY IS THE NEW BEAUTIFUL!

Most of you who know me know I love to walk downtown alleyways and the not so attractive areas of the city. There's something about the b-side of a building or a street––a realness, an authenticity that the front doesn't always show. Ever notice that?   You...

work or play

Dear Monday, I'll admit, I'm not a big fan of yours.  Somehow I'm happy to get up early on your sister days, Saturday and Sunday, to read my Writers and Poets mag and scan the internet for things I can Pin, they, well, they make...