Lazarus

    I invited passion back into my life this year after ignoring it for so long. Passion had, in my mind, become something to stifle in my voice and my heart for many reasons.  And in so doing I had killed a part of myself that was integral to…

Towards, Away, Still There

Rowing away — so tempting.  To just disappear from it all and leave everything behind.  But for all the rowing away from life, I would still be rowing towards something else. I’ve heard from countless people over the last few years that it is time to “move on” with my…

pom-poms

Struggling with anxiety and sometimes agoraphobia can make for a lonely world.  It is obviously isolating in a self-constructed way, but unlike what many people might think, it isn’t self-constructed by choice.  Deciding to do things all on my own is something I rarely do.  Especially if I know I…

joy in failing

I rarely finish what I begin when it comes to writing.  I have many unfinished drafts of short stories, novels, and even children’s picture books.  All at various stages of “starts”.  It’s as if I have built an author’s greenhouse and have cultivated story seedlings.  They are all in precious…