On motivation

Two nights ago, I submitted another piece I had promised my editor at Matador.  It was published today.  It’s amazing how motivated I feel to write when I’m: a) accountable for meeting a deadline, b) getting my work published on a site that gets a good deal of web traffic, and c) being paid (money, the oldest motivator!). Continue reading

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A promising start

I’ve let a somewhat obscene amount of time pass between this and the last post and in doing so am already neglecting one of my resolutions for 2018.  Last year, I did the A to Z thing, which was a fun exercise and got me thinking about all the things I’d like to improve upon and new things I want to try.  But in reality, 26 things are a lot to accomplish the the span of a year. Continue reading

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Stumbling into 2018

2017 has been a difficult year and frankly, I haven’t cared for it.  Not to say nothing positive happened.  No, that would be dramatic.  But unfortunately the bad memories have had a way of sticking out, shoving their way to the front of my mind, leaving all the good ones grumbling and disgruntled in their wake. Continue reading

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Christmas memories

It was my favorite time of the season, the pilgrimage that marked the start of Christmas.  Each December, when the night air was cold and sharp, my dad, brother, and I would bundle up in our coats and hats and set off for St. Rose of Lima church. Continue reading

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Fluidity of time

This coming weekend marks two months at my current job.  It has gone by so unbelievably fast and I feel as if I’ve been stumbling through time in a daze. Continue reading

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