writing

Writing the Illusive Story

Mar 20, 2013 | | 3 comments

My stories run up and bite me on the leg – I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off. –Ray Bradbury Sometimes the dog brings me a finished thought that comes easy. Other times, he is more like the timid little […more]

Part of the Conversation

Sep 6, 2010 | | 5 comments

There’s a conversation going on that is beginning to get interesting.  It is always stirring, sometimes uplifting, frequently frustrating, commonly heated. The conversation is about religion, faith, belief, destiny, doctrine and tolerance to name a few topics.  Sometimes it gets some politics mixed in too.  I have strong thoughts and feelings about the topic and […more]

Publish

Jun 28, 2010 | | Say something

When I tell people that I am writing a book, they ask what kind of a book or what it is about.  I don’t have a good answer to that question.  This may sound silly, but right now, I want to write a book so that I can experience what it is like to write […more]

I Can’t Do It

Jun 14, 2010 | | 2 comments

A few days ago, I decided to do an experiment in posting to my blog every day for 30 days.  By missing yesterday’s post, I answered the question… I can’t do it. So what?  Now what? At this point, I can choose to end the experiment as a failure or examine what went wrong (if […more]

An Experiment

Jun 9, 2010 | | 2 comments

After attending my friend, Chia-Li Chien’s book signing this evening, I was mowing my lawn and thinking.  Chia-Li joined our Toastmasters club just a couple of years ago and she has already finished her Advanced Communicator award.  Most never get there.  A year or so ago, she told me that she was thinking of writing […more]

Why I write

Jul 2, 2007 | | 4 comments

Why do I write? Who am I writing to. Of course this being a public blog, I am writing to anyone who wants to read it. When I first began this blog, I didn’t know who I was writing to and that is right where I needed to start… by just writing. After thinking about […more]

The New Site

Jun 7, 2007 | | 2 comments

Although I hope it doesn’t look any different to you, the fact that you are reading this means that my web server has been switched over successfully. It is never as easy as it ought to be to move from one server to another. I would think that it would be a matter of just […more]

Boring!

Dec 15, 2006 | | 1 comment

My posts are boring! Why do you keep reading my blog? You say it is good. you say you like it, but you don’t… not really. If it were a great movie, you would have told your friends, “You have got to go see this!” If it were a funny video on YouTube, you would […more]

Too Busy to write

Aug 6, 2006 | | 3 comments

There are a few blogs that I routinely read. One of them includes some proverbs from different cultures. This one stuck me as really profound: The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is today. I’m too busy to write on my blog today. I have things to […more]

Experiment

Apr 20, 2006 | | 1 comment

Sometimes my heart is full and my mind is full and yet I cannot think of a thing to write. This is an experiment to see what happens when I write whatever comes to mind.I just put on earphones and am listening to Pat Metheny. Normally, I want quiet when I am writing, but tonight […more]