“The Dancer”

Every chance I get, I dance  Swaying to and fro to the sounds of my own music My hips pop, crackling like kindled tinder But first, I need a light  I wait patiently for it  A user not a beggar, accepting whatever offering comes my way Once I’m warmed up, I sway There is aContinue reading ““The Dancer””

“Stardust”

“What should we do for dinner tonight?” “Hmm, I’m not sure.”  Every night they had the same conversation, the parley of the day. It’s not that they fought regularly, far from it, but marriage is a perpetual state of give and take, someone always deferring to the other. In this instance, Shane usually extended theContinue reading ““Stardust””

Scenery Helps

Today I woke up and got settled. It is amazing how much better I feel just having everything in its place. The camper is set for the next several weeks. I took a moment to do some writing after doing my day job (which is also finally slowing down for the next two weeks whileContinue reading “Scenery Helps”

Holiday Melancholy

The holiday’s have always been difficult for me when it comes to my writing. Pressure at work combined with the coordination of family events always led me to sacrifice my passion. This year (in part due to the pandemic) it is a bit different. Since a lot of people are not meeting with family thisContinue reading “Holiday Melancholy”

Book Review: “Ready Player Two”

Ready Player One is one of my favorite books of all time, so when I heard that Ready Player Two was on the horizon, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I pre-ordered the title and within a couple of days of it releasing, I dove in. The big question: does it stand up to and/or complimentContinue reading “Book Review: “Ready Player Two””

“A Dream of Innocence”

He ran down the uneven lane; beautiful archways and renaissance style porticos surrounding him in a panorama of splendor. The city was perfect; Ancient Rome meets 15th century Florence. It was home. It was safety. A rumble.   A flash.   Darkness. The boy lifted his face off the cobblestones. White spots, like stars, dancedContinue reading ““A Dream of Innocence””

NaNo 2020 is Over!

NaNoWriMo is officially over and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on it. The struggle was… well, just that. Much like every year, I started out strong and encountered various fluctuations in my writing patterns but, unlike years past, I didn’t give up. Now that the month is over, I can look backContinue reading “NaNo 2020 is Over!”

Out & Back on the AT and Humpback Rocks

This Thanksgiving, my family and I decided to get out of the city and do a bit of exploring. We live in downtown Chicago and, like a lot of Americans, we have spent our time looking for alternative methods of maintaining our sanity during the pandemic. Being safe for our families and ourselves is ourContinue reading “Out & Back on the AT and Humpback Rocks”

Book Review: “Leave the World Behind”

I recently finished up the latest title by Rumaan Alam and it left me, well, in an unsure place. I enjoyed the book, and it certainly touched on themes of race and class in America that are conspicuous in today’s climate, but I also was waiting for something to happen that never quite materialzed toContinue reading “Book Review: “Leave the World Behind””