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Pieces of me

Inspiration for those who warrior on

I ran out to a small store near my neighborhood this morning. I just needed a few items to finish up my daughter’s Halloween costume. As I was checking out, two middle-aged men got in line behind me. One of them reached around me to grab a Chapstick out of the display. I started to …

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Here I am again being a writer who doesn’t write. Picking up the pen and then dropping it before its energy singes my fingers. Picking up the pen and tapping the unusable end on the paper, because that’s safe enough. There are words in my head, mind you. Always so many words. Some even congregate …

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Shortly after writing Drop the Rope, I had an acquaintance call me up and as the saying goes, “rip me a new one.” She believes she has suffered a great injustice and I had some culpability in the matter. I get off the phone, shaking and beginning to cry. I thought, ok, God, I guess …

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