Pulling Out of a Slump

That’s all it takes really. Look above. A picture of a blue-eyed kitten is a great way to deal with the doldrums, the blues, the slump, the blockage, the writer’s constipation. So many names for a low-down mood. So many ways to define sorrows. Why do we do it? Why do we spend so much …

The Bacon/America Theory

There was a time in America when bacon was only bacon. It was found occasionally on pizza, and when it was found as a topping on pizza it was called “Canadian”. It was also found with eggs in breakfasts of the older generation. Then came the eleventh of September, 2001 A.D. Someone took control of …

Writing Exercises

One of the methods I like to use to boost creativity in writing is the writing exercise. There are many exercises including the writing prompt, which is a word or a phrase that spikes your juices. Creative juices. Another one is the photo prompt. Take a photo, like the one above with all the typewriters …

True Dreams Never Die

One of my favorite Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotes: “I hope you can find some consolation from Christianity’s affirmation that death is not the end. Death is not a period that ends the great sentence of life, but a comma that punctuates it to more lofty significance. Death is not a blind alley that …