Category: Life

edges

edges

When I lived in LA I lived on the edge, constantly. It’s one of the things a lot of people I’ve known have experienced there. You have to constantly be vigilant, aware and proactive and focused or you sink so easily in passivity or ruin. I know, it’s sounds so dramatic. Though, I worked in […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Life
forays into the unknown

forays into the unknown

I got the idea for my first novel in late Oct 2006. I toyed with it in fits and starts but I didn’t actually start writing it until Feb 2008. It was a fairy tale and the story of how I thought of it and what it became will be the beginning of my Idea […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Books, Life, Tattered Heart
Godlike superheroes

Godlike superheroes

I saw Man of Steel last weekend and as I was driving away, listening to a song on the radio (and I truly don’t even remember which one) I had this thought… And I’m warning you ahead of time, it’s not a revolutionary insight. It’s kind of obvious, actually. But when it struck me I […]

June 22, 2013 | Posted in faith, Story Courses
flying trapeze and new dreams

flying trapeze and new dreams

One of the things I wanted to be when I was a kid was a trapeze artist. Not because I wanted to run away with the circus or anything. Just because I wanted to flip and fly and tumble through the air. I’ve always been fascinated with gymnasts and acrobats and longed to experience what […]

June 4, 2013 | Posted in Life
Harry Potter story

Harry Potter story

I don’t know what it is about Harry Potter that everyone seems to have a story on how they read the series; the night(s) they camped out to get the latest book at midnight or seeing the films; or the impact the books and movies had in their lives (both reading and real). It’s interesting […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Life

Nuances in what we mean and what we say

The beauty of English is that we have hundreds of thousands of words. Sometimes we have several words for almost the same thing. almost. The fun in having a large vocabulary is getting to play with nuance. The idea for this post started when I was listening to the radio. And it was a really […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Life
One more step

One more step

I’ve been running intervals ever since a dear friend introduced me to them. It’s incredibly simple: walk 2min/run 30sec for 10 intervals. Then, as you progress, increase your intensity until you walk 30sec/run 30sec. I never liked running before because it’s so hard and I always felt so tired and weak by the end of […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Life
New York

New York

I admit, I’d never been to New York before. Which wouldn’t be much of an admission if I didn’t also add that I was never really interested in ever going. Something about it always seemed far too east coast and foreign in my mind and I would have been perfectly happy never to experience that […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Life, travel
Civil War encampment

Civil War encampment

I’m not a huge fan of modern history. I like Victorian London and medieval Europe in my fiction. With true history I’m more interested in the sociology and mythology of ancient cultures (particularly Greece and Rome). But that is probably in part because they have the best stories. So when I got the offer to […]

June 23, 2012 | Posted in Life

before and after

It’s weird how some things happen in life. I first moved to LA in Jan. 2000. My dad and I drove out and we got to Burbank too early one morning so we were driving around and we stopped at a red light at Riverside and Hollywood Way. There in the rearview mirror was the […]

May 21, 2011 | Posted in Life