“Making space for another viewpoint does not negate yours. Quite the opposite — it provides more context and framework for your own experience.” (Kiara Goodwin, The Everygirl)What I Hear When Someone Says “I Don’t See Color”
A senior park ranger I worked with years ago told me that how you dress, especially in uniform, is a sign to visitors of your skills. “If you wear your uniform like a slob, chances are your skills are sloppy,” he said.
I kick back in the seat of my mower and just cruise. I escape into another world for a few hours with half my brain lost somewhere in Owen Wister’s Wyoming and the other half harmonizing with the harnessed power of internal combustion, steel and the raw noise of a two cylinder engine.
“What future race of ant people or anemones will dust you off and wonder what you are? You have to discard the question. You shouldn’t think too hard about the audience. Do your finest work for the sake of the art itself.”How to Become a Fossil
“You’ll take more from speech, debate and acting with you into adulthood than you will from sports,” I told her. “Trust me. I did both and the only thing I learned from sports is no matter how hard you work or how talented you are, if you aren’t from the right part of town or fill out the uniform right, you’ll always sit bench.”
Do I want this thing to happen? Yes! I want to BE a writer, not just claim it! I realize my battle is uphill on a steep scree slope and things take time to happen. So, here's to moving forward.
Life is a cranky bitch waiting to bite you as soon as you get too comfortable.
This week I’ve been working on incorporating some suggestions for my fantasy novel. Not all of it was flattery, but it was good feedback. Input of any kind, given constructively is greatly valuable. Any writer desiring to improve their writing has to learn how to take critique. Some people may roll their eyes at this. … Continue reading Feedback: The Scary Lineman
Once upon a time, I could venture into an unknown world of my own creation in a moment, spurred by any number of inspirative stimuli. That’s not the case so much anymore.
Without jinxing myself, I think I can say I’m slowly getting better at making this blog a weekly project. Even without the sense of the world slowly suffocating from coronavirus, this still rates high for me. Pathetic? Probably, but at least it’s getting done. This week I started getting active on Twitter. I have to … Continue reading Hello Again!