Song: Forward We Move, Upward We Climb by the Sun Burns Bright

WRITING INSPIRED BY: SONGS This is our path in life, if we are a writer or have any other ambition in life of succeeding. Photo by Daniel Thiele on Unsplash Moving forward and upwards is how we reach the goal we have. How do I know because that has been how my life has evolved. The goal has […]

Song: An Illusion Of Order by Red Sparrows

WRITING INSPIRED BY: SONGS An Illusionist creates Illusions. Photo by Ivy Barn on Unsplash Illusionist defined. Collinsdictionary.com defines “An illusionist is a performer who makes it seem that strange or impossible things are happening.” Dictionary.com defines an illusionist as “a conjurer or magician who creates illusions, as by sleight of hand.” Theopendictionary.com defines illusionist as “A person […]

The Scent of the Old Ocean by Those Who Ride With Giants

WRITING INSPIRED BY: SONGS First There Is That Distinct Smell of the Ocean and Then the Smell of Salt. Photo by Janine Robinson on Unsplash Ocean Beaches It can take more effort to get to the ocean in some places. When I was younger, I lived 30 minutes from the Santa Cruz beach. Going there just took a […]

Out There — Long Distance Calling

WRITING INSPIRED BY: SONGS The congressional UFO report is expected soon. Image by Author According to the New York Intelligencer. One of the many curiosities packed into the $2.3 billion omnibus spending and coronavirus-relief package passed by Congress in December was a stipulation requiring the Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to […]

Song: Distraction Days by The Album Leaf

WRITING INSPIRED BY: SONGS You Have the Day All Planned, You Have Scheduled Everything Into a Time Slot. Photo by Ian Taylor on Unsplash You have the day all planned; you have scheduled everything into a time slot. And then the unexpected happens, and it diverted your attention from the planned activity. Your first distraction event just happened; […]

Song: Teach Me To Fly Don’t Teach Me To Land by April Rain

WRITING INSPIRED BY: SONGS Photo by Westwind Air Service on Unsplash David does not want to Land David was our neighbor and a pilot in the military for 20 years. He loved the idea of flying since he was a child. When he was old enough, he joined the Navy and learned to fly planes. After being in […]

The Biggest Thing I Have Learned Is About How to Learn Big Things.

Senior Citizen Writers The Answers You Are Looking for Are Found in New Information. Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash How Do You Get Newly gained information? It requires you seeking the newly gained information; it does not come to you through osmosis or unconscious assimilation of ideas, knowledge, etc. The focus of this article is […]

It is Not Too Late to Reach for Your Writer Dreams

Focus and reducing distractions can be an uphill battle. Photo by Jared Sanders on Unsplash If you are an aspiring writer stuck between the beginning of your writer dream and accomplished writer, this article is for you. 2009 was the first time I consider writing was something I wanted to do. Before that writing was something, I was […]

How Can You Tell If You Are Full Of Crap?

Writing Inspired By Thinking Follow this simple test Photo by Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash How can you tell if you’re full of crap? 1) Getup in the morning, 2) weigh yourself prior to (taking a crap, exhaling solid waste, taking a sh!t, or whatever you call it). 3) Don’t drink or eat anything before you take the […]

The challenge — Staying Focused and working with distractions.

A writer’s Journey Publication Lots can happen in one year — and it did for me. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash 2020 is now in the Rearview Mirror Now that 2020 is behind me in the rearview mirror, I can fully focus 2021 on being that full-time writer I want to be for years. On Wednesday, January 1, 2020 […]