A Real-World Business Parable Photo by 13on on Unsplash Our summer here in the Northeastern United States has already been full of preposterous weather events — and we’re just entering hurricane season. We like to think we’re hardy types, but this happy delusion is being challenged by torrential rain, frequent thunderstorms, blazing heat, and high… Continue reading Who You Gonna Call When the Tree Comes Down?
Photo by Erick Zajac on Unsplash Let’s write love poems. Together — like we mean it. Why don’t you go first? She smiled and waited. He choked. Was she serious? One look said she was. I know it will stink, Watching for her reaction. I don’t do poems. But I do, she said. I’ll do words and you’ll… Continue reading Let’s Write a Love Poem
Photo by Mike Labrum on Unsplash Death is inevitable. Nothing new in that — neither is the inevitability of grief. Grief is for the ones who have loved and lost. Last fall, I lost two beloveds. One was a human, succumbing to an excruciatingly slow decline. The other was a dog, our beloved Sno the wonder dog. The… Continue reading Grief for Beginners
Photo by bin Ziegler from Pexels There’s only today? Write story. Play with puppy. Live, laugh, talk, and read. If there’s just this day — And that’s all there ever is — Better get living. It doesn’t have to be anything huge, earth shattering, and monumental. It also doesn’t have to be anything saccharine, meaningful and morose, tinged… Continue reading If There’s Only This Day?
Photo by Mat Reding on Unsplash They will talk of food Rather than their sacreds: Faith, fear, afterlives. Table set, wine chilled All is ready for their meal Desires, denials. In some circles, it is fashionable, status-enhancing, and enviable to brag about how little you eat, how purely and how intelligently you consume as little of… Continue reading Feasting on Words
Photo by George Kedenburg III on Unsplash Gather facts. Talk with insiders. Do your best. Analyze! There’s no way to know for sure Until you begin. If you can’t stop thinking about: that job that love interest going somewhere you’ve never been starting something, anything. By all means, do your due diligence. Hunt down every fact,… Continue reading There’s No Way to Know Until You Go
Photo by Alessandro Sacchi on Unsplash They live there — in a great beyond. Outlandish… Marvelous… Happily ever after Stretches before us. That’s what I hope, anyway. We met them a couple of months ago — wonderful, friendly and enthusiastic people we met through a writing connection. What’s it like to live here, we asked, knowing they’ve lived there… Continue reading The Great Beyond