The Dreaded Oops

You know it’s perfect. Double-checked, triple-checked, revised, and reviewed. Free of errors and ready to send, you take one final look at your query. It is perfect. You hit send,

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The New Icons of Literature

Every generation has its icons. Towering images that overshadow everything that toils beneath their likeness. Today, that pantheon of icons is smaller. And all will feel that contraction. Who will

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Who’s Tired?

Who’s Tired? Waking up at five in the morning and diving into a vat of coffee is the only way I’m functional. Weary and weak, facing the span ahead to

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The Best Way To Kill Yourself

Suicide. It’s a hot topic these days. Everyone wants everyone else not to take their own life. You google the best ways to kill yourself, and all that comes up

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My Wanderlust Is Genetic

Never settled. Never felt any permanence. Never thought I was a finished product. I could not get out of my hometown, Lucas, Ohio, fast enough. Not that it was a

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Talking Down To Kids

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children” Madeleine L’Engle Adults

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Finding The Light

Work, rest, repeat. That process is a wheel; it spins and never seems to relent. The grind sometimes feels like you are digging deeper and moving further from the warmth

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