Deconstructing the Artist

Here’s the truth – writing a book is hard. To quote The Princess Bride, “Life is pain. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” The same can said for writing a book. Writing a book is pain, anyone who says differently is probably trying to sell you a sure fire formula to writing a novel […]

February 28, 2016

Off Roading For A Few Days

Things Just Got Real

For the past few days I have been on a therapist prescribed Staycation. In my last session I told my therapist I was feeling anxious and exhausted after the holidays. Every time one of my friends or family asked me to do something (fun things, things I’d normally enjoy), I’d get a wave of anxiety […]

January 9, 2016

The Traverse City Film Festival

Things Just Got Real

Every year since it started in 2005, I’ve made it to at least one film at the Traverse City Film Festival. Pretty cool, huh? And for the past few years I’ve come away with a prevailing idea to ruminate on and possibly┬ádo something about. Perhaps these will turn into stories or books someday, perhaps activist […]

August 3, 2015

The Things We Never Say

Things Just Got Real

I am a big proponent of being open and honest with our words. I am all for free speech and authenticity and sharing. There are, however, certain things that aren’t said for a reason. They aren’t said because the only possible outcome will be to hurt another person. It’s┬ánot a good reaction/bad reaction situation. It’s […]

June 30, 2015