Note to (Future Published) Self

I don't want to forget all the doubt heaped upon me in this process, throwing clods of dirt on all of my ideas and mounding impossibility in my path.

Desk Drawer Manuscripts

Emotionally, I've been in a funk.  I wonder sometimes what I'm trying to accomplish with all this.

So, You Call Yourself a Writer…

Year after year, I claim the writer title with some trepidation, though I am working more consistently on projects than I have ever done in my life.   The resistance to embracing it probably stems from the rooted fear of never being able to upgrade that title to author.

Oh, the Places I’ve Been

I'm not sure when I became such a lover of history.  I didn't love history in school. Certain periods, yes, classes in general, not so much.  Living and visiting the places I have, I wish I had understood the significance of those sites.   I know my parents emphasized the significance of visiting Pompeii, and…