`Til Death

November 2018, 2nd week, Wednesday. Noah, Angie, and the small Uhaul she’d rented rolled into Austin, Texas, about noon Wednesday afternoon. He’d driven up to Ft. Worth yesterday, hitched the Uhaul to his jeep, and with her following behind in her car they left. A later start than he would have liked. Turns out leaving your …read more

The Two Groomsmen

Chapter One End of December, Friday afternoon Wes Rhymes could use some sleep. Tired down to the bone was his permanent companion this year, his musical commitments the cause. Commitments that brought in boatloads of money, and afforded him access to private planes, and the lifestyle that went with it, but also kept him in a …read more

Reviews of In The Weeds

Check out these two reviews of In The Weeds, From: Jenniereads.com In the Weeds by Ruthie Robinson From: Juliapicks1.com In The Weeds: A Substitute’s Story by Ruthie Robinson From: Kirkus Reviews https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/ruthie-robinson/in-the-weeds/      

Love is,

This except is from the start of the Movie Love Actually. It reminds me. Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It …read more

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is despair, hope Where there is darkness, light And where there is sadness, joy. Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be …read more

Love is love is love is love is love.

A sonnet written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the broadway show Hamilton. My wife’s the reason anything gets done. She nudges me towards promise by degrees She is a perfect symphony of one, Our son is her most beautiful reprise We chase the melodies that seem to find us Until they’re finished songs and …read more

Desiderata

I had a different post in mind this morning, but after listening to the news and I needed a reminder, so I posted this poem instead.   Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all …read more

More Thoughts on Writing

Below is another excerpt that is-was helpful to me. It’s a reminder to do me.  It’s taken from The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, Insider Secrets from Hollywood’s Top Writers, by Karl Iglesias. It’s divided into six parts, Passions, Creativity, Discipline, Storycraft, Marketing, The Four Ps. The section below is taken from Part 1, …read more

Thoughts On Writing

Found this piece written by Richard Ridley, an award-winning author and paid CreateSpace contributor. This is not the entire piece, just the part that resonated with me. “No on will read your books. That’s what you should tell yourself every time you sit down to write. I don’t think that’s true. In fact, I have …read more