My Fifth Blogiversary

Five years ago today, I started a writing blog. I didn’t really have a plan for what I was going to do once it was up and running, but it seemed like a natural extension of my dream of being a writer. I knew I needed a discipline; something that would force me to writeContinue reading “My Fifth Blogiversary”

The Root of All Birthday Resolutions

Another year has come and gone, and with it’s time again for my fourth installment of my birthday resolutions blog. Instead of making traditional new year’s resolutions, I like to wait a week for my birthday and I use that first week of January to take a look at my life and decide what IContinue reading “The Root of All Birthday Resolutions”

Why Does Bolivia Hate Me?

I am fortunate to be a writer living in the early 21st century. At no time in history has it been possible for my words to reach so many eyes. The Internet allows this blog to travel around the world in the blink of an eye. That amazes me. Every day, I’m connected to folksContinue reading “Why Does Bolivia Hate Me?”

The Trouble With Self-Disclosure

When I first started writing, I didn’t know how personal it was. I thought I was writing about heroes and villains far removed from my dull existence. It took several years before I realized that I was actually writing about myself. That doesn’t mean my characters are facsimiles of me. But deep down, at theContinue reading “The Trouble With Self-Disclosure”

Second Blogiversary

All my days are running together. So much so that I completely forgot my blogiversary, which was on September 24. I’ve been blogging for two years; two crazy, great, life-changing years. This blog has seen me graduate from college, submit my first work for publication, travel to Guatemala, move from Arizona to Washington and takeContinue reading “Second Blogiversary”

No Moment Too Small

“Maybe you should put that in your blog.” I hear that a lot. Most recently from Kevin, a friend from work, while he was scrubbing graffiti off a stop sign. Hardly a week goes by when someone doesn’t bring up a possible topic. Everything from everyday oddities to old family stories are suggested as ripeContinue reading “No Moment Too Small”

I Don’t Know What to Blog About

I meant to write a novel this month and I haven’t written a word. That’s pretty bad. What’s worse is that I’m supposed to blog twice a week and I haven’t done that either. You can’t force inspiration, but neither can you use its absence to excuse laziness. If I’m going to make it asContinue reading “I Don’t Know What to Blog About”

First Blogiversary

One year ago today, I took the plunge. Twice a week, I was going to post a blog about writing, filmmaking, photography and life and everyone in the world would read it a love me and shower me with praise for my astute observations and witty asides. It almost turned out that way. This blogContinue reading “First Blogiversary”

I Think There’s a Bird In My Wall

I didn’t wake up to the sound of my alarm this morning. No, I woke up to an incessant tapping. At first, I thought someone was knocking on the door. I staggered to the door in my boxers and squinted out through the peephole and saw nothing but the earliest rays of morning light castingContinue reading “I Think There’s a Bird In My Wall”

It’s a Major Award!

Do you remember that scene in A Christmas Story when Ralphie’s dad wins the leg lamp? He beams over his major award and defends it passionately. Well, that’s how I feel, because yesterday, I was nominated for the Lovely Blog Award by Chris and the guys from At the Buzzer. I’d like to thank theContinue reading “It’s a Major Award!”