Remember the movie Bambi? I do. It’s a cute movie with some seriously real death and maybe a few outdated ideals. But that’s all beside the point. The one quote I’d like everyone to remember is this: In case you’re on your phone and you’re pushing your monthly bandwidth, or you’re not a fan… Continue reading No One Wants Your Shitty Opinion
Just a few years ago, I’d never have been able to say those words. I’d be like McSorley, unable to grasp the gravity of the moment, thinking all was well and that I had everything under control, even as I was losing it.
Now I know when to throw up the lifeline.
Say it with me: “There is no such thing as ready, and now is as good a time as any.”
Alan Rickman pictured himself as an old man, living in peace, surrounded by family.
I spend time on social media, therefore, I am inundated with affirmation images. Sometimes they resonate with me, but most of the time, they kind of make me want to gag. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the power of positive thinking. I’ve self-determined my way out of a lot of hairy shit in… Continue reading Affirmations For the Rest of Us
“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!” — Don Quixote de La Mancha … Continue reading A New Month of Madness
When I was a freshman in high school, I wanted to be on the debate team. The school didn’t allow such things, because technically, ninth graders can’t compete at the state or national level. But the class period worked out for me based on my schedule, and I talked them into letting me use that… Continue reading Fake It ’til You Make It
I promise, once I get through processing the insane data dump that was the San Francisco Writer’s Conference, I’m going to post all sorts of wisdom and gems out here. But this was a message I heard time and again: Write Your Story. If you write what is authentically yours, it will ring with your… Continue reading Write What You Want
About five minutes later, the finance manager says, “Thanks again for the water. You’re the first customer to ever ask me if I wanted some.”