Chasing the external

                         "O seeker, know that the path to Truth is within you" -Sufi Sheikh Badrutdin   The chase is on   I don't get is sometimes. All this chasing the external. Chasing clicks, likes, sales, external validation. I just don't. There isn't anything of... Continue Reading →

Writing about reading to write

The fault lies not with the mob, who demands nonsense, but with those who do not know how to produce anything else I have picked out Don Quixote as the centerpiece for my summer reading. I have been constructing my own summer reading program for years now. My recent life has permitted time to design... Continue Reading →

Don’t cut across my yard!

These long summer days find us making due in any way we can. Lots of adapting, adopting and refitting our summer this year to accommodate the Pandemic. One thing all this has done for me is that it has triggered memories of times when I had to make my own fun. The long summer days... Continue Reading →

The visit revisted

My view from store #204 In Tripio, the protagonist Jay works at a Starbucks store located near Lincoln Park on the corner of Clark, Diversey and Broadway. In the novel Tripio, for the sake of brevity and authenticity, I refer to it simply as store #204. It was already beat up and worn out when... Continue Reading →

Raise your hand

"Just as a piece of land has to be prepared beforehand if it is to nourish the seed, so the mind of the pupil has to be prepared..." I was on my front porch drinking coffee, vibing to the start of the weekend and reading "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg when I came... Continue Reading →

Comment Box remorse

So much out there. So damn much. Too damn much. If you are reading this post then you have come to it by deciding to pass up millions of other blogs. First let me congratulate you on how wisely your are spending your time. It isn't easy to navigate once you click and fire up... Continue Reading →

Blog class blunder

     Yesterday afternoon I went to take my “Building your Blog” class at the Indiana Writers Center. It was the largest of the three classes I have so far taken at IWC. At the start of class our instructor had us do a quick “who are you and why are you here?” introduction as a way... Continue Reading →

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