I am a failed writer. What, exactly, does that mean? On one of my writer’s lists, a young author stated to the group that he was on the cusp of publishing but was getting cold feet because he was afraid no one would read his work. He was afraid of being a ‘failed’ writer. This … Continue reading Failure

An Artistic Life

Since I was old enough to hold a pencil, I have been drawing. In my early teens, my parents gave me art lessons that I will treasure always, because my teacher taught me to SEE. I have applied those lessons to everything I touch; even the food I put on a plate is photo-worthy. To … Continue reading An Artistic Life


Part of how the human brain integrates us into our environment is through organization. We have labels for everything, compartments to put things into in order to make sense of the greater world. The end result has its benefits, but there is also a heavy negative price to pay. When everything is disconnected in our … Continue reading Connected

Communication is Key

British crime drama is my thing. I adore a good murder mystery. When I’m not writing, that’s what I put on the telly to be my backdrop during the day. But when you watch enough of something, you begin to see patterns in the writing. The veil lifts and it becomes obvious when the writers … Continue reading Communication is Key