What’s in a Name?
I posted to Facebook recently that it had struck me it had been decades since I’ve had an active nickname. This is noteworthy because till I was around 30 it was fifty-fifty chance that if I saw you on a daily basis you didn’t know my given name. Continue reading Out of the Past: Nicknames
Grab-bag of things on my mind
Just a quickie to offload some brain detritus that’s piled up the last week or so. A long weekend (President’s Day) got longer by a day with the Federal Government closing for the day. I had the opportunity to work from home but chose to burn some vacation and make it a 4-day weekend. I’ll probably regret that toward the end of the year, but as I’ll get into, I haven’t been in the best head space of late! Continue reading Journal – 2/17/15 – Potpourri
I might be overstating.
It’s President’s Day and I’m stuck in my apartment looking out my ice encrusted windows like a sad puppy in a pet store. Why? The scheduled delivery of my mattress yesterday was cancelled due to mechanical failure (a fact I was informed of at the end of the four hour delivery window) and would have to be rescheduled to today. It’s just about the fourth hour of the five hour delivery window and I ain’t feeling all that great about how I’m going to sleep tonight! Continue reading Journal – Perfidy thy name is Sleepy’s!
How can people change?
I actively devote time coaching people toward success, which naturally includes the “how do I do it” part, and the doing part is pretty simple it’s the “who’s doing it” part that’s tough. Why? Cuz’ we’re all crazy!
But that’s actually good news, the thing that makes us crazy is the exact thing that gives us the power to make the lives we want to live (if we’re not in a war zone, we can feed and clothe ourselves, and we’re free of the threat of imminent death). Continue reading Noodling: Why Crazy be Good!
Memory is so weird
I was jawboning with two of my clients today, and the senior asked the junior if she ever had to learn typing. This question was clearly hilarious to her, like she’d been asked if she’d learned how to churn butter as a child. Continue reading Out of the Past: Typing Class
The Devil is in the Details
Yeah, I know this sounds ridiculous, alas, I am a ridiculous man. Been doing a “life hack” type thought experiment about time – how I use it, how I value it, and particularly how I waste it. Continue reading Journal – 02/10/15
CRAZY Doesn’t Cover It!
I just finished revisiting Jack Kirby’s OMAC opus from 1974, and I’m trying to find a pithy way to encapsulate it for the uninitiated – the best I can come up with is “Like Philip K. Dick if his target audience was 7.” Continue reading Vital Art – OMAC!
Clearly my own worst enemy
I need to caveat this acknowledging that my life’s fine – I got no worries, no anxieties – my ambitions for a life paid for by my creations is a decision and a choice. It’s been with me from a young age. Continue reading Journal – 02/09/15: Satori
Why I’m an Expert on This Subject:
It took me something like ten years to finish my first novel, with the actual writing time being more like two years. When I wrote my second novel it took less than a year. I didn’t get better at it, I just got real at it. For me the value of experience is to pass it on in the hopes that other’s can benefit from your mental disorders. So, read on to (as it’s said in”The House of the Rising Sun”) not to do as I have done! Continue reading Teachable: How NOT to Write a Novel
Some Day’s Just Ain’t Right
Good God! What a weird energy day – mind you, I have no truck with metaphysics – but this day seemed committed to bummer mojo! Nothing specific, just seemed like every time I looked up something nuts was going on – not to me, just in my mental ecosystem. Continue reading Journal – 02/05/15