After five years of struggling with writing my story, weekly therapy visits to help re-live the hardest scenes, postponing writing because of self-doubt, surviving a brutal review during an intense writing retreat in Guatemala, feeling sorry for myself, trashing the whole project, then starting all over - I've come to a new road. I'm saying … Continue reading Bring it: my memoir will be published soon.
I live in two worlds. Most of the time when I'm not working, I marinate in fantasy. Denial and self-sabotage rule the roost, but the excitement and chaos serve as a fair trade. Fantasy Land is fun. Until it isn't. But the pain of realty is short lived because I find a way to slip back … Continue reading Fantasy vs. Reality: Where do you live?
The water was choppy and colder than I was used to, but on this triple-digit day there was no debate. "It's too hot" "Right!?" He was faced-down on his towel, but the beads of sweat on his back agreed. "I'm going in." I stood up, brushed the sand from my palms and pranced my completely naked, out-of-shape … Continue reading 21