Month: January 2015

And the Stars Align

When a milestone comes, embrace it. Do the happy dance, you deserve it. Whenever you push beyond the comfort zone no matter how scratchy, ridiculously uncomfortable it is. You win. I push the limits of my broken mind on the hour. There is no slacking, no self-pity. There is only survival. The writing saves me, the daily dose of oxygen …

Ride the Wave

Today I deserve bragging rights. Holla. If I didn’t lose my mind, I would not see and feel the things I feel and see. I would not be the creative, far out juicy parts. I would not live Harrison’s journey so vividly. I would not understand under my skin Georgia Pine’s fierce loyalty, the maddening stunning …

Ain't Nothin' Going To Hold Me Down

Check out Rachel in the Oc‘s blog today. Excellent, important happenings. Wordslayers in leather and hot pink lipstick. (probably just gloss) Allie Burke’s feature, “Inside Schizophrenia: ‘I Could Be AWOL Right Now’ by @allieburkebooks”  “Allie is an American novelist, book critic, and magazine editor from Burbank, California, Allie Burke writes books she can’t find in the bookstore. …

shhhh, my brain is healing

Benzo withdrawal and the excruciating road to recovery is well worse than the lowest, hottest depths of hell. Actually if there was a hell, I’d probably choose to go there. Okay, I understand prescribing a XaniBar for a short time because it is necessary to quash the extreme anxiety tentacles vice gripping the brain. I am …

Rack 'em Up

My dad was an excellent hustler. He excelled at getting you to buy random crap you didn’t need, before you even opened your mouth. He taught me how to play pool when I was five. Unfortunately, that skill did not stick. I do love a risk, and will take just about any dare. Hasty to act, without weighing the odds. …

If You Were President

…I wouldn’t last one day if you were President What would you do??? Too easy to preach, bitch and moan To act Do something, something good LYRICS Wyclef If I was president, I’d get elected on Friday, assassinated on Saturday, and buried on Sunday. If I was president… If I was president Instead of spending billions on …

Call Me Crazy or Call Me a TEN

A friend mentioned my author feature and The Vast Landscape article made the CITIZEN’S Top-Ten most-read feature stories of 2014. After a particularly, challenging shiteous week with my precarious mental health the news was well, friggin’ awesome. I am in excellent company. While I have not been my ‘model’ self for some time, I managed to write and self-publish …