I’m not sure how many I will be able to create in 2021 as I’m gearing toward devoting even more time this year to writing and when not doing that, coloring, reading, and getting back to my puzzles. Yet, they will be posted here off and on over the 12 months.

April 18, 2021

April 9, 2021

March 27, 2021

March 13, 2021

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

“I now know and trust completely that writing happens long before I ever type a word; that my best thinking and writing will happen before and after the first draft but not necessarily during it.”

-Alex Johnson-

“A true work of fiction…strikes us, in the end, not simply as a thing done but as a shining performance.”

-Johns Gardner-

“The great and only possible dignity of man lies in his power deliberately to choose certain moral values by which to live as steadfastly as if he, too, like a character in a play, were immured against the corrupting rush of time.”

-Tennessee Williams-

“The poet’s mission on earth is to inspire and to illuminate; and to leave behind our glorious descendants an intricate and varied map of humanity.”

-Marilyn Chin-

“The sonnet defends itself against the vicissitudes of fortune by its charmed structure, its beautiful bubble. All the while, though, chaos is lurking outside the gate.”

-Rita Dove-

“I think a little menace is fine to have in a story… There has to be tension, a sense that something is imminent, that certain things are in relentless motion, or else, most often, there simply won’t be a story.”

-Raymond Carver-

“What I do in writing of any character is to try to enter into the mind, heart, and skin of a human being who is not myself. It is the act of a writer’s imagination that I set most high.”

-Eudora Welty-

“…the lasting appeal of tragedy is due to our need to face the fact of death in order to strengthen ourselves for life.”

-Arthur Miller-

“To plot is to move form asking the question and then what happened? to the question why did it happen?

-James Hillman-

February 16, 2021

February 10, 2021

January 17, 2021

January 12, 2021

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”


“Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.”


“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.”


“Be first and be lonely.


“Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.”


“I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone.”


“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.”


“Don’t live life in the past.”


January 5, 2021

“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.”


“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.”


“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.”


“Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.”


“The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole.”


“A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence.”


“I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone.”

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