• Underneath It All

    A friend on Facebook posted the following request. “A positive only political post. No posting conspiracy theories or anything negative. What good has Trump done for the world? What good has Hillary Clinton done? No candidate bashing. I really want to know.” It seemed reasonable enough, right? It gave her friends a chance to respectfully… [Read more]

    Underneath It All
  • Day 3: Did It Anyway

    Starting off with a Runner’s Log: Day 3  of #100runningdays and today was a tough one. Maybe they all will be. My body is feeling the soreness from having run; getting out bed was achy from the first movement. My routine was wonky. And then, after dropping off my son at work, I felt that… [Read more]

    Day 3: Did It Anyway
  • It’s Already Hard to Get Up and Run on the Second Day

    I was staring at the ceiling but with my eyes closed– have you ever done that? I was seriously debating not getting up to run on DAY TWO under the reasoning that we are planning the beach tonight after work and I could run then. Which, often gets cancelled if our work runs late. The… [Read more]

    It’s Already Hard to Get Up and Run on the Second Day
Incidentally, Jacksonville achieves connectivity through its many bridges over the St. John's River.

What Flannery accomplished in 2 hours a day, most of us won’t do in a lifetime.

“I’m a full-time believer in writing habits…You may be able to do without them if you have genius but most of us only have talent and this is simply something that has to be assisted all the time by physical and mental habits or … [Read More...]

Photo taken on the dock of Mandarin Park @Julington Creek after a perfect summer rain.

Dreams as Plot Lines

I discovered something interesting about writing as a practice this week. First, my disciplined habit: It's my practice to get up early, usually around  5 or 5:30, in order to write in a quiet house before our days get started. … [Read More...]

Photo taken at Clark's Fish Camp in Mandarin

Novel Notes: Creating a Scene Plan

5 scenes in I can already tell a spreadsheet scene plan is going to be a powerful tool for me to use.  I think I got the idea from Novel Writing for Dummies, though I'm not positive; I've got several help-books going at once. By … [Read More...]

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Understanding My “Why”

I love ideas. I like the strategic and efficient use of resources. I deeply value connectivity and relationships. I love words and people, eye contact and "aha" moments. I pour these passions into my pursuits. I do it through … [Read More...]

Rows and rows and rows of heroes.

Underneath It All

A friend on Facebook posted the following request. "A positive only political post. No posting conspiracy theories or anything negative. What good has Trump done for the world? What good has Hillary Clinton done? No candidate … [Read More...]

100runningdays day 3

Day 3: Did It Anyway

Starting off with a Runner's Log: Day 3  of #100runningdays and today was a tough one. Maybe they all will be. My body is feeling the soreness from having run; getting out bed was achy from the first movement. My routine was … [Read More...]

Day 2 discovery of something pretty.

It’s Already Hard to Get Up and Run on the Second Day

I was staring at the ceiling but with my eyes closed-- have you ever done that? I was seriously debating not getting up to run on DAY TWO under the reasoning that we are planning the beach tonight after work and I could run … [Read More...]