Better With Age: Growing With Your Story

As I say ‘Farewell’ to my 31st birthday, I’m tempted to think that the best is behind me, that my opportunities to find success and joy are lost to regret.

This temptation can’t be farther from the truth. In fact, it is riddled with lies and foolishness.

Being a writer truly gets better with age.

Continue reading Better With Age: Growing With Your Story

The Most Offensive Christmas Article You’ll Read

You don’t really celebrate Christmas.

Sure, the day known as December 25th, or “Christmas,” means a lot of things to a lot of people. Each of us processes it differently based on family, religion, and our exposure to the tsunami of holiday advertising.

But let’s be serious. You don’t really celebrate it. It doesn’t mean that much to you.

Because if it did, your life would look a lot different right now, and so would mine. Continue reading The Most Offensive Christmas Article You’ll Read

7 Indispensable Writing Resources

A carpenter has his tools, an artist her brushes, and a musician his instrument.

As a writer, you’re no different.

And other than your quill or keyboard, there are indispensable resources you should be taking advantage of in order to keep your best writing flowing.

Here are 7 of them, in no particular order. Continue reading 7 Indispensable Writing Resources

Why ‘Jurassic World’ Scares Me

In 1993, my mother said the most beautiful words I had ever heard:

“Do you want to see Jurassic Park?Continue reading Why ‘Jurassic World’ Scares Me

Why We Still Talk About Fight Club

For those of us who were initiated by the film, we learned the first rule 15 years ago.

Do not talk about Fight Club. 

Shortly thereafter, we learned the second rule:

Do not talk about Fight Club. 

So naturally, 15 years later, we are still breaking these rules and talking about it, because Fight Club is the most important film of my lifetime.

Here’s why. Continue reading Why We Still Talk About Fight Club

Top 5 Walt Disney World Attractions

There’s no place on Earth quite like Walt Disney World.

And for thousands of guests, it’s the most magical place one can go. While neighboring rival Universal Studios can certainly bust out some excellent entertainment, Disney holds the trophy for the most immersive, all-encompassing theme park experiences.  Continue reading Top 5 Walt Disney World Attractions

“When a Man Told Her She Couldn’t Have an Abortion, This Courageous Woman Responded With Two Words….And My Jaw Hit the Floor.” (Please Click This OMG!!!)

I am so sick of Clickbait.

Don’t know what it is?

Just peruse Facebook for thirty seconds and you’ll find some … like the title of this post.

Clickbait is a headline that stirs up shock and awe and lures readers in order to crank up web traffic.

It’s rampant sensationalism.

And the worst thing about Clickbait is that it discourages healthy dialogue and learning, and promotes raw emotion and outrage through manipulation.

Yeah…I’m talking about you, UpworthyContinue reading “When a Man Told Her She Couldn’t Have an Abortion, This Courageous Woman Responded With Two Words….And My Jaw Hit the Floor.” (Please Click This OMG!!!)

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