Thereâ€™s a mantra among writers that keeps them sitting in their chair, more often than not: â€śWriters write.â€ť Whatâ€™s comforting to a lot of writers about that short phrase, is understanding that not everything you write is going to be earthshaking, monumental, New York Times Bestseller List writing. Itâ€™s just what you do. From journaling, to list making, to story outlines, to snippets of dialogue you overhear (or say) â€“ you write it down. That makes you a writer. Maybe […]
If this year is any indication, the next half century of my life is going to be VERY busy. The first half was, too — but nuthin’ like this. It’s good. I’m a big fan of making hay while the sun shines and this year, has been a whole lotta “Hey!” even on slightly cloudy days. Having always been a storyteller, the writing and babbling out loud of my own stories has been fun — and this year I’m […]
What can be done about habitual lying? Donâ€™t we all know someone in our life who isnâ€™t a bad person, but fibs all the time? Someone who will lie even about silly, unimportant things. When we get upset by this behavior we will often question ourselves, wondering â€śAm I being too sensitive? Should I just let it go?â€ť Not gonna lie, this habit of fibbing is not something to gloss over and ignore. Honestly, human nature can cause us to […]
Dear Evil Loan Company: When I first embarked upon the journey of securing a mortgage with your company, it was for good reasons. My experience with you has now left me questioning why bad people happen to good reasons. It was an exciting day, when you looked at credit scores in the 800â€™s and announced that pre-approval for a pretty-penny wasnâ€™t going to be any trouble at all. Papers were signed and trust was handed over to you as you […]
It started with a junk drawer in the kitchen – and now I’m going through all of the notes from myÂ â€śringside seat to crazy.â€ť I’m steeping, but I’ll be back on Wednesdays, once I’veÂ sifted through the sawdust. Â Thereâ€™s a whole lot of sweet, sour, snark, sparkle and sewage and I’m letting it all steep, before I decide what to serve and what to save. Happy New Year to you! xo – t.
Ever since I was a kid, Iâ€™ve had a fear of numbers and I donâ€™t just dislike them either. I actually get queasy when forced to deal with mathematical objects. The medical term for a phobia of numbers is called numerophobia and translates to: â€śa morbid fear of numbers.â€ťÂ Morbid?!Â It makes me think, they say that most people would â€śrather die than speak in front of a group of peopleâ€ť and while Iâ€™m one of the weird ones who […]
The Fallon Hotel… is a real place. Fielding some questions from people about the Fallon Hotel, I’ve decided I should take a moment and explain that it is a REAL place and the book I’m writing comes from a kernel of truth, something that happened to my son and I years ago – shortly after his diagnosis of autism. Here’s the explanation: Walking into the Fallon the first thing you sense is how small it really is.Â Some might say […]