A Volcano, Lightning And A Big Change

A Volcano, Lightning And A Big Change

Mount Vesuvius cuts an omnipotent black profile in the darkening sky. Forked lightning flashes on either side of it. I am watching it all and hoping a bolt will strike the edge of the volcano’s crater, near the pinnacle of the mountain. It doesn’t. That would be...
Never Lose Sight Of The Big Picture

Never Lose Sight Of The Big Picture

I just discovered this stream of consciousness. I wrote it a few months ago. Sometimes, its good to have this kind of thing to put it all into perspective. Lack of a view of the big picture happens to be one of the biggest battles with writing professionally. The...
Anatomy Of A First Reading

Anatomy Of A First Reading

Over weekend I broke new ground as an author, I did a public reading. It was quite an experience. According to one of my listeners, it was a world premiere. This was fortunate, as a small cross-section of the world was there to listen. The venue, if you can call it...
Stop Chasing The Muse

Stop Chasing The Muse

Yesterday I was reading an article about writing and the subject of the muse came up.  muse noun \ˈmyüz\ 1 capitalised  :  any of the nine sister goddesses in Greek mythology presiding over song and poetry and the arts and sciences 2:  a source of...

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