The Measure of a Man

I am apparently blessed (or cursed) with the sort of face and personality that makes others comfortable opening up to me. While this trait makes for some occasionally awkward conversation (like that time the coworker I barely knew started the conversation with, “Can I ask you something?… My husband and I are swingers…”), more often... Continue Reading →

Dice or Dominos?

I was rushed. And tired. My mind was already a hundred miles down the road. I had just left one load of essentials in the camper and and was headed out for the next load. Then I wasn’t. I was rolling around in the grass hoping I was blowing the matter out of proportion. When... Continue Reading →

A Vapor

A Vapor, A Humid Warmth to one side, Buzzing in one ear, Ringing in another. I have a story. Do you care to hear? I will linger In your shadows, The brightness at their edges Further obscuring their depths. I have a story. Do you care to hear? Can you feel my warmth, Gently encircling,... Continue Reading →

Why I Chose To Use A Pen Name

My “real” name is pretty generic. My maiden name is even more generic. Both have been written under and have been taken as names for websites. This situation left me with a dilemma. Apparently having a built in “platform,” a well-followed blog and ready e-mail list of folks anxiously anticipating your creative genius, is key... Continue Reading →

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