• Looking Forward, Looking Back

    Looking back at 2020 This year, I had wanted to get so much done. Turns out that I was going to be thwarted by a microscopic, little bastard that was identified as SARS-CoV-2. This little multipronged bastard managed to put my life on hold. The entire house has been stressed out, and I decided to put my mental health first. So, I cut back on blogging, tried to get my house in order, and just made myself and my family my priority. I had intended to start podcasting in November. But November brought challenges that made it hard to get the quality product out that I wanted to. So that…

  • Workspace Update

    I’ve been away from things because I’ve been doing a workspace update. I thought I was done when we painted the office and moved everything back in. At this point, I should know better. We found that the initial setup just didn’t work for us. My spouse is a continually active person – he fidgets and moves — so having my desk up against his, just didn’t work – I was getting motion sick from my monitors jiggling around. Now, to most people, it wouldn’t be a bother, but for me, it was the difference between getting work done and being unable to look at a screen. We sat down…

  • Rest

    To everything turn, turn, turn There is a season turn, turn, turn And a time to every purpose Under heaven Turn Turn Turn (To Everything There is a Season) – Pete Seeger My mind keeps coming back to that song (and Bible Verse) this year. This year has been a time for rest. Rest in writing, rest in growing things. Like most of us, I’ve not had a lot of energy this year, the ongoing pandemic has really stressed me out, and add onto that my father being diagnosed with cancer, which was followed by someone who I’ve never interacted with, never said much of anything about to anyone beyond…

  • Backstage Pass – Trailer

    Welcome to Backstage Pass! Every Wednesday, starting in November, I’ll be talking to you about writing, music and mental health.