Shaking The Tree

You know that feeling. You're making progress. You're moving forward, upwards, in your day, life, career. Your numbers are adding up and matching. Your art is a cleaner. Your word count is in the triple digits. You're in a state of Flow. Birds are singing. The sun is brighter. Your kids are well behaved. Your…

Morning In Hillcrest

Morning Pages at the Starbucks and I'm needing to wake up. I'm lucky the barista with the short hair and jean shorts remembered my name and order. Because without her help, I would've forgotten why I was here. Now, in this early morning, I sit at a bar height table in the corner of the…

They’re Amazing. How Did They Do It?

Baseball players get home runs. But they also strike out. Babe Ruth, The Great Bambino himself, did it 1,330 times. Football players get touchdowns. But they also drop the ball. Brett Favre was the first NFL quarterback to pass for 500 touchdowns. But he also fumbled the ball almost 200 hundred times. Miles Davis is arguably…

Sometimes

Sometimes you don’t get to write something amazing. So you just write words on a page. Sometimes there isn’t glorious inspiration buzzing from your fingertips. So you just write words on a page. Sometimes you don’t have the time, or the mental power,  to write something deep, fantastic or thought provoking. So you just write…

Feel Like A Writing Failure Today?

Because I do. No, I don’t know why. But there’s that ominous feeling again. That voice in the back of my head, that is all too happy to take residence all up in there. “You suck!” It tells me. “Why even bother?” “You don’t know what you’re doing.” Creatives know the feeling. I believe everybody…