• Advice and how to

    Your Creative Batteries Need Recharging!

    A couple months ago, I wrote on how to get over writer’s block. I suggested a few things to combat writer’s block, including making time for writing (or whatever your creative endeavors might be). I neglected to say one important thing in that article – without energy, you’re not going to get anything done. Energy powers pretty much everything in the universe, from huge, atom smashing suns to our own thoughts. Granted, different forms and types of energy exist throughout the universe. There’s several types of physical energies, such as electricity, heat, light, chemical, and et cetera. There’s also non physical energies, such as mental and creative energies. Without our…

  • Memories,  Other writings

    Shouting “Poopie” and the Crash that Followed

    When I was 19, I was quite unhinged. You never knew what I might do in any given situation. This should not surprise anyone who knows me well now, as I can still be pretty random at times. However, I guess I have matured a bit over the years as the story I am about to tell you would not happen today. I would be too shy to repeat these actions, and I would worry about looking like a dork. I mean, what if someone important saw me? Besides, today, I would also be afraid of annoying strangers. I guess these are all concerns that, did not cross my mind…

  • Advice and how to

    The Neverending Battle Against Writer’s Block

    Writer’s block. I have it right now. I am writing on my computer right now, unsure what I’ll type out. But you know what? That’s ok. I’m listening to Chicago, drinking water, sitting at my dining room table – and writing. Writer’s block happens to every writer. So, what do we do to combat writer’s block? Chicago battled writer’s block with 25 or 6 to 4 Like I said – I’m listening to Chicago, mostly because I watched a rockumentary on Chicago the other day (Now More than Ever, The History of Chicago). In this rockumentary, they explained the song “25 or 6 to 4” as a song about dealing…

  • Memories,  Portland

    Gephyrophobia in Bridgetown

    Join me as I explore my gephyrophobia in a city that has thirteen bridges. I talk about my earliest bridge dreams, some incidents that have fueled my phobia, and what the basis of this phobia might be. I also call on others with gephyrophobia to share and talk about their own fears.Let's heal together!

  • Coffee,  Food and Drink,  Social Commentary

    Third Wave Coffee and Beyond.

    As I write this, I’m in a Starbucks. I have a few excuses. For one, they’re everywhere. There’s also the fact that I have a few Starbucks cards loaded with various amounts, as well as a bevy of free drinks coming my way. I’m poor – so these things are important! That is not to say that I snub my nose on a good, local coffee shop. No, far from the truth! I love visiting independent coffee shops. Third wave, and fourth wave coffee is both delicious and rewarding. I’ll admit – while I’m a caffeine addict, I’m also a coffee connoisseur, and I’m happy that there are others out…