Is this what a mid-life crisis feels like?

[Trust me: we'll get there] This weekend, the Spring High School Class of 1988 (Spring, TX, just north of Houston) had their thirty-year reunion. Thirty years ago, several hundred seventeen and eighteen year-olds walked across a stage and began a life they believed would be full of wonder, excitement, perhaps even adventure. A good portion … Continue reading Is this what a mid-life crisis feels like?

Untitled (No, really: that’s the title)

Life is funny sometimes. "The best laid plans of mice and men," and all that. So many things to do, but only so many hours in the day. I won't bore you with the details, but, life being what it is right now, I could literally get a phone call RIGHTNOW that upends everything else … Continue reading Untitled (No, really: that’s the title)

Musings: Growing up, Working, Creating

Remember when you were a little kid, and people would ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? Lots of kids said fireman, policeman, astronaut… No one ever really said “I want to work at Home Depot,” or “I want work as a sales rep for a pharmaceutical company.” And, except for … Continue reading Musings: Growing up, Working, Creating

“Collateral Beauty” – Review **Some Spoilers**

From IMDB: Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. Directed by: David Frankel Written by: Allan Loeb Cast: Will Smith, Edward Norton, … Continue reading “Collateral Beauty” – Review **Some Spoilers**

“Circle” (2015) – Movie Review

From IMDB: Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live. Written and Directed by Aaron Hann and Mario Miscione Cast includes: Julie Benz, Mercy Malick, Carter Jenkins, Molly Jackson, Michael Nardelli, Sara Sanderson and 44 others. Do you remember back … Continue reading “Circle” (2015) – Movie Review

Ready to get at it again!

Folks, I know that my incredibly insightful, slightly humorous, oftentimes emotional posts have been absent of late, but life, as it so often d0es, has conspired against me the last few weeks. Allow me to explain. Or, you can skip the explanation and simply scroll down to the BOLD letters near the bottom to get … Continue reading Ready to get at it again!

Life, Memory, Identity, and Writing

As writers, we create worlds (even if those worlds are just like our own), and then populate those worlds with characters that we allow to run amok and cause all kinds of trouble, just so that we can tell some sort of story that we think people might want to read, in order to present … Continue reading Life, Memory, Identity, and Writing

This Mortal Coil 2: the Recoil

Well, I made it home from Texas after visiting my mother in the hospital (see previous post HERE) I could say that she made a vast improvement in the few days I was there, but that wouldn’t accurately reflect the fact that she really didn’t have any place to go but up from where she … Continue reading This Mortal Coil 2: the Recoil

This mortal coil.

I have been faced with my own mortality. I'm not dying, but I as write this, I am sitting in a small town in Texas while my mother is in the hospital. Still waiting for doctors to figure out what exactly is going on, but to my layman's eye, it's not good.  How do I … Continue reading This mortal coil.

Home again, home again…..

This post was written yesterday, but I didn't get to post it till today.  Enjoy! ~~~ So, the long-awaited trip back to the motherland is over, except for the 5 hours of flight time I find myself on.  All in, not a bad time was had, although the travel aspect of it does tend to … Continue reading Home again, home again…..