Changes are Coming!

For the month of October I've decided to redirect my writing focus to other projects, instead of this blog.  I will still continue "The Unexplained" series weekly.  However, things like social commentary, thoughts on writing and life will be on hiatus.  Since "The Unexplained" fits so well into this month and it's my favorite blogs... Continue Reading →

What do you Believe?

What do you believe?  Why do you hold those beliefs?  These are not questions for me but for yourself.  As much as we would like to think we have rational and logical reasons for our worldviews, the truth is many times emotion plays a big role as well.  That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but... Continue Reading →

Breathing Room for Writing

Are you a writer?  You know that it is often said that writing consistently is key.  This is something I wholeheartedly agree with, and if you have followed my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that.  Do you know what else is okay, perhaps even helpful?  Taking a break once in a while.... Continue Reading →

The Thing About Assumptions…

We are all guilty of it.  Most of the time we are unaware of the snap judgements we make about people and our settings.  While judgement has an often-negative connotation, most judgements are benign such as which clothes we wear, and the best way to start our day.  Others however, are more impactful and can... Continue Reading →

Male Emotions

It is a cliché that boys are told they cannot cry. Yes, it is less socially acceptable for men and boys to weep hysterically in public than it is for the opposite sex.  In recent years there has been more of a push to let boys cry and to not shame us males for having... Continue Reading →

Why I Chose to be an Indie Author

When one does an online search of “indie author” or “self-published author,” he or she will get a slew of opinions.  Some are favorable, and some are not as favorable.  It seems the most common unfavorable views come from authors who are already published through a traditional service. I can understand from the perspective of... Continue Reading →

The Courtesy of Friendship

What do you expect from your friends?  That may sound like a silly or strange question.  I would expect most would answer this question with expectations of respect, love, mutual interest, humor, and a willingness to make you a priority when applicable.  In return most people would say they would expect themselves to do the... Continue Reading →

Do You Need Approval?

Writing isn’t something that everyone understands.  From the outside looking in it appears easy and low-key.  If you are a writer, you know that it is challenging work.  Writing a book includes research, time writing the thing, multiple revisions, and stressing over single words or phrases in order to get them just right. Outside of... Continue Reading →

Fall Reflections

Autumn is returning for another year.  It seems like every year that I get older, my favorite season comes faster and leaves even quicker, opening the door to the six-month long Minnesota winter. If you’ve been a long-time follower of mine, you’ll know that this is the one season I reflect on the most.  Autumn... Continue Reading →

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